NPS condemns 'irresponsible, reckless' remarks by new GSU graduates in viral video
National Police Service (NPS) now says it is considering “appropriate measures”
against newly graduated General Service Unit (GSU) officers seen in a now viral
video making remarks it deemed as unacceptable of their positions.
This came following the 48th passing-out-parade of the GSU at the National Police College Embakasi B Campus in Nairobi County where 2,502 new officers were incorporated into the service.
NPS, in a statement released on Wednesday evening, condemned the actions of the officers saying it was not a representation of the police service that they were coming into.
“We wish to clarify and assure the public that the behaviour portrayed in the clip is not acceptable and does not reflect the values of the GSU, KPS and the NPS,” read the statement.
“All graduands went through a rigorous value-based training modelled on democratic policing principles and designed to make them responsive and responsible officers of the law at the service of citizens.”
It added: “The oath of allegiance they took as part of their graduation is a testament to the sanctity of their duty to service.”
The police service expressed regret over the incident, further adding that an internal review is presently ongoing.
“The remarks as made in the clip are therefore regrettable and stand condemned. An internal review is ongoing with a view of preferring appropriate measures regarding the incident,” concluded NPS.