Dilemma for police officers looking for Houses in Central

New housing problem for police officers

Police officers in the new uniform during the launch of the reforms for National Police Service (NPS)

Police officers residing in the Central region are facing a new dilemma over lack of rental residential houses.

The officers were directed to vacate the police houses as part of the new housing structure of the National Police Service (NPS).

The law enforcers however have no place to relocate to due to the shortage of rental houses in the area as reported by a local daily.

 Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) warned that the situation in some areas was so bad to the extent that it might eventually be a full blown out crisis.

The body further pointed out that the government needs to intervene in the matter and find a lasting solution.

Most of the officers have instead opted to remain in the shameful conditions for lack of an alternative place to stay.

Uhuru abolishes policy

President Uhuru Kenyatta in August last year, abolished the mandatory policy that required junior officers to reside in government houses that are mostly found within police stations.

The policy was done away with during the launch of NPS reforms that aimed to improve the service rendered by the police unit.

The President had given a 90-day notice for all the officers to vacate the government premises.

Kenyatta termed the move as a way to decongest the buildings in a bid to offer comfort for the officers and their families.

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