, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – The government will now incorporate 10,000 retired police officers into community policing to help restore security in the country.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku says the retired officers are instrumental in sharing their experience on how to deal with insecurity challenges.
Lenku who spoke to journalists after meeting some representatives of the retirees at Harambee House on Tuesday morning, said a legislative and administrative framework will be drafted to support the initiative.
“As a country we greatly appreciate sacrifices made by police officers some of which has paid the ultimate price with their lives to fight crime and insecurity in this country,” he stated.
He said this group “will help in providing an important of interface of community policing level.”
“A country that forgets its retirees risks losing a critical source of accumulated knowledge gained through years of training and even more years of practical service.”
The government is grappling with insecurity challenges posed by Al Shabaab militants who have vowed revenge attacks unless the military is withdrawn from Somalia.