President Uhuru Kenyatta has presided over the General Service Unit recruits passing out parade today.
The 48th event was held at the National Police College Embakasi B Campus in Nairobi.
A total of 2,502 GSU recruits have graduated from the 9-month Basic Police Training Course.
Speaking during the event the head of state urged police officers to vocalize their issues as opposed to resorting to the gun.
He added that the officers could find solace in their family members or police bosses.
“Your gun is for protection not to take lives…this problem is there and and we want to deal with it. But I am pleading with you, if you have a problem at home or at work, look for someone to talk to.”
“You will get a solution by talking to them. There is nothing that cannot be resolved. There is no need to do what you are doing. We have this problem and it is part of us. Please step forward,” he said.
“There is no shame in it.. we can help you solve your problem and become even a better officer.”
The head of state was reacting to constable Benson Imbatu attached to Kabete police station, who went home with his AK47 rifle and picked a quarrel with his wife Carol Imbatu, thereafter shooting her to death.
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