Boinnet Takes Action Over Rampant Police Suicides

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  • Police boss Joseph Boinnet has taken action over the high cases of cops turning guns on themselves and other innocent civilians.

    Speaking in Mombasa on Sunday, intimated he was worried about the high cases of police suicides.

    He remarked that the officers’ work exerts tremendous stress that can lead to such decisions.

    Coast top cops at Kenya School of Government on Sunday.

    “But it concerns us a lot. For that reason, we have created a department of counselling which as of now, we are in the process of decentralising those services to the regions and if resources allow in the future we will go further to the counties.”

    He was addressing Coast Commanders at the Kenya School of Government ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta's Monday visit.

    Boinnet mentioned that ongoing reforms in the police service will see officers live with civilians.

    “We want to support officers that require this help because of tremendous stresses that police work exert on us. Majority cops work very well but a few, occasionally, break down,” the police boss noted.

    He further mentioned that aim of the plan is realization of community policing – community and police working jointly in the provision of public safety and security.

    “Very soon you will begin seeing the changes. They may certainly not come at a go because reforms and transformation is a continuous process.”

    He was addressing Coast Commanders at the Kenya School of Government ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta's Monday visit.

    Uhuru will be in the region to launch the Eat More Fish Campaign after commissioning the newly formed Kenya Coast Guard Service.

    Uhuru Kenyatta with Joseph Boinnet