Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Prof. Kithure Kindiki on Friday ordered an immediate nationwide transfer of junior police officers who have been stationed at a single location for more than three years.

Speaking in Kiambu County during a meeting with senior law enforcement authorities concerning the government’s campaign against drug and illicit alcohol abuse in the region, Kindiki explained that some of the officers have become complacent due to their prolonged tenures at a particular posting.

“There has been a problem of officers who have stayed in one station for long. Not at your (senior) level. Among junior police officers there are characters there who have stayed in one police station for many years,” the Interior CS said.

Adding, ”We have talked about this issue of 3-year transfer policy for too long and I wanted to communicate that officers from all agencies who have served in one station for three years and above will be transferred starting today (Friday, March 8, 2024).”  

The CS further pointed out that the officers have developed personal interests tied to their assigned stations, which he says impede their effectiveness in fulfilling their mandates as law enforcement authorities.