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Inspector General Joseph Boinnet visits Strathmore University

The Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, while on a visit to Strathmore University, lauded the partnership between the National Police Service (NPS) and Strathmore University. During the visit the IG interacted with police officers who are current students at the University.

The NPS signed the partnership with Strathmore University in 2015. Through this partnership, NPS officers are offered scholarships for undergraduate studies at the university. The IG thanked the University for the scholarships that go towards furthering the National Police Service’s endeavor to build capacity and train staff to the highest possible standards of competence and integrity.

The IG noted that this partnership has begun bearing fruits as reflected in the results presented to him by the University administration. Two officers will graduate with First-Class honors in June 2019.

The officers who undertake the four-year undergraduate course go through a competitive and rigorous selection process in accordance with the university’s regulations. The main goal of this partnership is to ensure that the police are equipped with more skills and also improve on their service delivery to the people.

The creation of the National Police Service is provided for by the Constitution, the National Police Service Act 2011 and the National Police Service Commission Act 2011. In accordance with the provisions, the National Police Service consists of the Kenya Police Service, the Administrative Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.