23 GSU officers in reckless video clip sent on leave after retrain

Fresh GSU graduates face punishment over “reckless” remarks in video

General Service Unit (GSU) officers who were caught on camera making reckless remarks after graduating in December 2021 have been sent on leave.

The 23 youth officers had completed a three-month retraining course at Magadi camp in Kajiado County.

The officers were among 2,502 constables who graduated from the National Police Training College in Embakasi B Campus on December 10.

Shortly after attaining their course last year, they were seen and heard in a short video celebrating and making “unwarranted” comments.

“Tumemaliza. Si heti nini, sisi ni wale wabaya! Kazi yetu nini? Sisi ni wale wa pa pa pa (imitating gunshots),” the graduands said in the video.

Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai termed their remarks as reckless and irresponsible even after they went through rigorous value-based training modelled on democratic policing principles.

“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.”

According to NPS, the graduates made the remarks despite having taken an oath of allegiance as part of their graduation which cements a testament to the sanctity of their duty to serve.

The President urged the new officers to uphold the law and abide by the rules and regulations of the service while safeguarding the rights and freedoms of Kenyans.

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