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You will not be allowed to date or marry each other, Matiang’i tells police officers

By Nicanor Ndiege

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National Police Service is set to introduce new regulations that will bar police officers from engaging in any romantic affair with each other, Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiang’i has said.

CS Matiang’i said this is part of the ongoing police reforms aimed at curbing the rise in spousal murders within the service.

“We do not expect you to leave here and go having affairs with the officers you manage. One of you will have to leave,” CS Matiang’i said.

He said that a task force has already been formed to review police serving orders and is expected to draft and submit the changes to the changes to National Security Council.

CS matiang’I said the new regulations are expected to be introduced in July this year as a move to address rising cases of sexual harassment and gender-based violence within the police service.

The proposal comes barely a month after a bodyguard attached to Dr Matiangi’s office died in a murder-suicide incident alongside his wife, who was a traffic officer.

General Service Unit (GSU) officer, Hudson Wakise, shot and killed his wife, Pauline Wakasa, before turning the gun on himself.

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