The National Police Service Commission Chairman Johnstone Kavulundi has said that there have been a lot of improvement in the performance of the Police Service since they came into office and called on positive criticism where necessary.
According to Mr. Kavuludi, the commission has put in place reforms to better the welfare of police officers across the country.
Speaking at Kisii Town on Thursday when he met Kenya Police and Administration Police Officers, Kavuludi said that clear guidelines on career progression and scheme of service in the police force have been introduced.
He noted that the commission is committed to ensure that all police officers have decent houses and working conditions in order for them to be able to serve the country with dedication.
“We have introduced guidance and counseling programmes for the police officers due to the harsh working conditions they experience in order to ensure they are not emotionally affected by their work,” said Kavuludi.
The National Police Service Commission Chairman said that the Commission members were currently moving around the country in order to know how they are faring and also in order to correct any mistakes.
Kavuludi said that they were also setting up guidelines in order to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between the professional work and their private businesses of police officers.
“We are also committed in ensuring that police officers are able to get trainings and getting knowledge that would better their service delivery to the members of the public,” said Kavuludi.
He said that the National Police Service Commission is aware that the junior police officers in the cadres of Constable, Corporal and Sergeant were performing important roles and need to be motivated.
He said that they were in consultation with the Ministry of Interior and Coo-ordination of National Government in order to look at the best way to motivate the junior officers so that they feel appreciated.