Government issues orders on relationships between police officers

CS Fred Matiang'i

Weeks after his aid killed his spouse before turning the gun on himself, Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’I has talked giving the government position.

Speaking earlier today in Kiganjo training college, Matiang’I said that the Ministry will develop new rules barring police officers from having intimate relationships with their colleagues.

Matiang’I explained that the directive is aimed at developing a measure to avert sexual harassment and indiscipline cases that were skyrocketing in the police force.

“Senior officers will be prohibited from having affairs with junior officers. One will have to leave the service,” he stated on Friday, April 30.

His sentiments came barely three weeks after an aid attached to his office shot dead his wife before killing self after a disagreement.

The CS eulogised the young couple noting that he was deeply pained and saddened by the tragic incident involving the couple.

“It’s a rude awakening to psychological challenges amongst some of the young officers that we have no choice but to now paying greater attention to. My sincere condolences to their families and friends,” he stated.

Police Constable Hudson Wakise shot his wife Pauline seven times over an alleged infidelity in their marriage.

The service has since linked the spike in murders among officers to be associated with less supervision as a result of junior officers living outside.

“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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