President William Ruto has accepted recommendations put forth by the Police Reforms Taskforce proposing the introduction of two entry points as the primary requirement to join the National Police Service (NPS).
While accepting three recommendations, the Head of State agreed to have constable and cadet levels as entry points into the NPS.
The task force appointed late last year headed by former Chief Justice David Maraga presented its findings to the President at State House, Nairobi on Wednesday, October 4.
''At a time when crime is constantly evolving, this provision will attract more professionals to police service,'' President Ruto said.
Another recommendation accepted by the President was to move the National Police Service (NPS), the Prisons Service, and the National Youth Service (NYS) to the security sector regarding terms of remuneration and service.
The Police Reforms Taskforce led by former Chief Justice David Maraga at State House Nairobi presented several recommendations including a salary increase for police officers by almost 50%.
The 20-member national Taskforce appointed by President William Ruto on December 21, 2022, was tasked with drafting recommendations to guide reforms in the security sector.
Some of these include; remuneration of security officers as well as posting and reassignment of police.
To this end, the task force recommended that no officer should stay at a single station for more than three years.
"Going forward, it won't be possible for an officer to be promoted if they have served at only one station," said President Ruto while agreeing with the recommendations.
However, a final report will be presented by the Taskforce in a month when the Head of State will be furnished with a more detailed report.
''I assure our policemen and women of our commitment to improve the police service, including their remuneration and other terms of service,'' the President added
President Ruto further noted that reforms in the security sector will attract more professionals to the service amid evolving crimes.