President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the police to exercise high integrity values as they serve the country.
He told nearly 4,000 police recruits, who graduated on Friday from Kiganjo police college, that their task is to guarantee Kenyans safety and protection from all security risks.
“You are expected to maintain the highest standards of integrity and professionalism while performing your duties,” the president said.
“You have just taken your oath of allegiance and Kenyans will be watching every step as they expect to receive quality services from you,” Uhuru said.
The police service has been deemed one the most corrupt, inefficient, and easily compromised state institution in its efforts to fight crime.
He said in the spirit of building a united and cohesive nation, police officers should be ready to work anywhere in the country.
The president further told the officers to know that “policing is the fulcrum on which shared prosperity of a nation rests”.
He urged the officers to put to use the knowledge instilled in them under a new police training curriculum that was deployed for the first time.