Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett has reiterated the Government’s commitment to reform the police service.
Speaking during the first annual general meeting convened by the National Association of Retired Police Officers, Boinett said the immediate concerns includes decent housing and a comprehensive medical cover for all officers.
Following the recent presidential directive that saw the merger of all units into one police service, the National Police Service has begun implementing radical changes that seek to enhance efficiency within a service that has remained under sharp focus.
Boinett who met retired police officers during the first annual general meeting of their association announced that plans are at an advanced stage to ensure all officers get proper housing and a comprehensive medical cover while in service.
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He said the Government has already acquired land for construction of a well-equipped hospital to purposely provide medical services for police officers.
Boinett has at the same time defended the move to have some of officers look for accommodation outside police housing units saying it was meant to have members of the disciplined service interact with members of the public.
He lauded the retired officers for establishing an association that will not only see them benefit from medical insurance cover but participate in one way or another in matters affecting the country.
His predecessor who is now the Kenyatta National Hospital current board chair David Kimaiyo said all officers must strive to leave a legacy while in active duty.
The retired officers are currently in negotiations with the National Hospital Insurance Fund to facilitate their medical covers.
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