2,000 Kenyan police ‘mentally unfit’ to serve – IGP

By Rédaction Africanews

Kenya’s Inspector General of police Hilary Mutyambai talks to journalist following the arrest of three terror suspects that were brought back after they escaped from the Kamit – Africanews

About 2000 police officers in Kenya are mentally unfit to serve in the police service, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.

The IGP made this revelation on Tuesday during a meeting with bishops and senior clergy of the Anglican Church in Nairobi. According to him, the findings were established after medical examinations were conducted on police officers.

“We have subjected all the officers to medical examination, and to our surprise, we got a big number. We isolated almost 2,000 police officers who are unfit to do their law enforcement work,” said Mutyambai in a video by local TV station NTV.

The police IG however says a process to manage some of the mentally unstable officers, has started.

He highlighted the importance of having stable officers in the service, pointing out the high risk posed especially when the officers are in the custody of guns.

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