Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I has said the government will partner with the police Sacco to construct modern houses for police officers under the tenant-purchase arrangement.
According to the CS, the arrangement will target the rich deposits held by Saccos and the abundance of land held by the government and public institutions.
Speaking during the Kenya National Police DT SACCO annual delegates meeting yesterday, Matiang’I said the housing project will complement the Housing pillar under the Big Four Agenda.
“You have the money. Why should we borrow elsewhere? And why should we go to look for partners from other places when all we are looking for is probably about Sh20 billion to do a huge housing project?” Matiang’i posed.
He challenged the police Sacco to explore public-private partnerships with Kenya Treasury to construct decent and affordable accommodation for police officers to acquire through rent-to-own contracts.
“It’s clear that some of the mental challenges we’ve been witnessing among our officers are related to financial distress,” Matiang’I said.
Additionally, he said the police training curriculum will also be reviewed to incorporate lessons in the management of personal finances.
He added that there was an urgent need to start inculcating financial management as a critical component of the training for police officers immediately after recruitment.