UPDATE 13:40 Inspect General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has directed the Gender and Children's directorate to probe sexual harassment in the police force.
This is after a female office went viral with a video narrating her frustrations in the force.
A police officer's unusual plea to resign from the service in a viral video has caught the attention of the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
In the video, the police officer indicated that she had written numerous resignation letters but they were yet to reach the IG.
"Sir, kindly allow me to resign from the police office because I can thrive elsewhere. Even if it means, resigning without pay, I will not mind," she said.Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai announcing the online engagement with the public on Monday, February 22File
She noted that such frustrations in the police force were leading to the deaths of officers who either committed suicide or resorted to killing others.
"I just want a chance to resign peacefully. I have attached several letters meant for the IG but they never get to him. That is why police officers get frustrated to a point of committing suicide or killing themselves, something I cannot do," she said.
Further, she requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to disband the Internal Affairs office saying that the custodians engaged in corruption.
"We are suffering. Officials in that office are full of corruption yet they get a salary at the end of the month. They don't solve any cases, that's why police kill cause of such problems," she concluded.
Her video plea has since been received by the IG who has vowed to follow up on the matter, according to a source privy to the matter.
In recent years, there has been an increase in indiscipline cases in the police force with some officers committing suicide while others kill their colleagues.
In January 2020, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) released a report revealing that the spike in murder and suicide cases among police officers could be linked to the limited supervision of junior officers residing outside police camps.
"Stagnation in rank, disciplinary actions arising from desertion and inadequate monitoring of junior officers leaving outside police lines are among causes of stress in officers identified," reads an excerpt of the statement.
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