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Uhuru announces merger of police force, unveils new uniform – The Informer

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday unveiled new uniforms for police officers.

“This uniform will enhance better visibility for the officers. Tungependa tuone hiyo uniform…” Uhuru said during the re-organisation of the Kenya Police.

The uniforms which are blue in colour were paraded at the Kenya School of Government. The officers wearing the uniforms marched to the podium to showcase the new uniforms.

“IG Joseph Boinnet should implement this changes with immediate effect. The Treasury should also operationalise financial provisions with immediate effect,” he said.

The President also asked the Treasury to aid in the additional funding for officers to effect the new housing with effect from December 1.

“Kenyans are funding this changes so that you can serve them better,” he added.

Uhuru said he is reorganising the command to ensure effective service by the National Police Service.

The President further abolished Administration Police regional commander, Kenya police regional commander, DCI regional commander and District administrations police commander

Others are; County coordinating commander, Kenya police county commander, AP county commander, DCI county commander, AP sub county commander,  DCI sub county commander and AP service ward commander.

The Star has seen the new outlay which will drastically change the command and structure of policing in the country with the AP getting clearly defined roles.

The AP will be merged with the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU).

According to the changes majority of the AP officers will be absorbed into the Kenya Police Service. The few that will remain will have their duties redefined.

They will mainly revolve around providing security to government buildings and facilities such as SGR, the ports of entry and other critical facilities.

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AP camps and chief’s camps where majority of the APs are stationed will be gazetted as police stations. The regular police, DCI and APs housed in the same facilities will be under a single command.

On July 27, Kenyatta gave Matiang’i 30 days to produce a strategy on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the National Police Service.

Uhuru also asked Matiang’i and Inspector General Joseph Boinnet to address the persistent housing problem and report back within the period.

“I have directed Matiang’i and Boinnet to provide me with a comprehensive policy framework and strategy,” Uhuru said via Twitter.



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PwC lauds ease of Customs tax

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PwC has commended the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for lifting restrictions on warehousing of goods in Customs bonded warehouses, noting that the action will enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub.
PWC said the policy will also boost to businesses that utilise Customs bonded warehouses to store goods, defer payment of duties and are involved in regional trade. It however called for consistency in tax law.
“We expect that with Customs having lifted restrictions on warehousing of goods will help contribute to the State’s agenda of reviving the economy in light of the ravages of Covid-19, improve cash flow and stock management for businesses,” said Indirect Taxes Associate Director at PwC Kenya Maurice Mwaniki.
“We expect this will once again enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub and assist attract inward investment into Kenya.”

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Kapsabet Boys are kings in Rift Valley in 2020 KCSE exam

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Kapsabet Boys had two candidates ranked among the top 15 students nationally in the 2020 KCSE exam. 

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Heavy rainfall could increase warns weatherman – KBC

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Over the weekend different areas across the country experienced heavy rainfall leading to flooding. In areas such as Ilchamus and Loboi (Baringo South) communities lost their cattle while in other locations (Nyando Sub County and Homabay)-homes were flooded.

The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that the heavy rainfall being experienced in the country could increase in intensity to over 30-milimeters in 24 hours.

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In a statement, the Deputy Director of Meteorological Services Dr. David Gikungu said that the most affected areas are highlands west of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria basin, Highlands East of the Rift Valley including Nairobi county, the North Western region of Turkana County as well as the South Eastern Lowlands including Kajiado county.

Dr. Gikungu urged the public to be cautious as the high water levels in the rivers could result in flooding.

He warned that soils socked with water in hilly areas could trigger mudslides and urged the public to be cautious.

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Heavy Rainfall Advisory: Residents in all the mentioned areas are advised to be on the lookout for any eventuality.

This as Kilifi County Government Disaster Management Unit in conjunction with Kenya Red Cross Society has urged area residents living in low lying areas along River Sabaki to be alert over the possibility of flash floods.

The County Director of Meteorology, Ramadhan Munga said heavy rainfall had been forecast in the River Sabaki catchment areas hence floods may occur in the low lying areas that may not be receiving rainfall.

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