MPs urge Government to improve Police living conditions

Written By: Hunja Macharia/Haniel Mengistu

Members of Parliament have urged the Government to improve the living conditions of police officers to enhance service delivery.

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The MPs who are members of the National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security spoke during an inspection tour of police stations and housing facilities in Mombasa County, some of which are in very poor conditions.

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Committee Chairperson Paul Koinange said the status of Mbaraki police station needs a lot of improvement saying police officers serving in the station are living in very poor conditions.

He said there is need to look into the mental health of police officers to reduce cases of suicide and homicide among the officers.

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He said the committee is keen to ensure police officers get psycho-social help. “We even plan to have psycho-social officers moving in mobile units so they can go to each and every police station to speak to police officers.”

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The committee also toured Central police station before heading to Kwale County for a similar inspection.

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Koinange who was accompanied by Teso North MP Oku Kaunya said there is need to provide more police vehicles in Mombasa County as well.




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