Up to 30 Senior Police Officers were awarded certificates after successfully completing their studies in governance and public management at Kenya Education Management Institute, Friday January 25, 2013. The course which was jointly developed by JKUAT and Police department trains senior police officers to address the emerging public security management issues occasioned by the new constitutional order.
In a speech read by Prof David Mulati, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga underscored the fact that the Kenya Police Service is not just another public institution. “It is an organization through which law and order is maintained to preserve peace and security”, emphasizing that, “since the last quarter of 2012, JKUAT has been working closely with the National Police Service in addressing short and long term capacity building interventions necessitated by the constitution”.
Prof. Imbuga also commended the Police Service Commission for the ground breaking work it has been doing in transforming security management. She stressed that the training that the officers have undergone addresses the soft skills in security management enabling them to discharge their current and future responsibilities better.
Speaking during the occasion, Inspector General of Police, Mr. David Kimaiyo said that one off the four pillars for reforms identified by Ransley committee was police professionalism and empowerment, adding that “this training has equipped the officers with the necessary tools to achieve this objective”.
While Addressing the graduating officers, chairman, National Police Service Commission Mr. Johnstone Kavuludi could not hide his excitement about the course opining that it will put the officers in a better footing and change the public perception about the police force. He added that one of the course content is striving for excellence in performance and individual’s acquiring it should not keep it to themselves and instead disseminate the information to their colleagues in order to strengthen the force.