POLICE RESPOND TO VIRAL VIDEO OF GSU GRADUANDS

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The National Police Service (NPS) responded to a video circulating social media of irresponsible GSU graduands.

Taking to their social media platforms NPS clarified that behavior seen in the video is not acceptable and does not reflect the values of the GSU, KPS, and NPS.

We wish to clarify and assure the public that the behavior portrayed in the clip is not acceptable. And does not reflect the values of the GSU, KPS and the NPS. All graduands went through a rigorous value-based training modeled on democratic policing principles and designed to make them responsive and responsible officers of the law at the service of citizens,” read part of the statement.

NPS noted that an internal review would be carried out to ensure appropriate disciplinary action was taken against those found culpable. 

The Oath of Allegiance they took as part of their graduation is a testament to the sanctity of their duty to service. 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. GSU is renown for its focused training aimed at producing highly disciplined and responsible officers,” the NPS stated.

So in the video, the young graduates are seen making reckless remarks on how they would mishandle citizens once they graduate.

Mmmeishaa..tutawamaliza…sisi ndio wale wasee…hapana tambua…tunakuja nje…sisi ndio wa pa pa pa (loosely translated as we are coming out, you will see),” said the recruits. See video

Nyeri town MP while commenting about the viral clip on his Facebook page, argued that the officers were just excited after making it.

GIVE THE YOUNG GSU GRADUATES A BREAK

The young men shown in that clip have been locked in an intensive multi-month-long training & re-socializing program that essentially turns them from ordinary Kenyans, into soldiers. Any human being who makes it through such a process is going to blow off steam once they are done. They will shout & they will scream. Am sure it happens at every graduation from intensive security training.

That they put it on video is because they are children of this generation when we capture everything we do on our phones; and we can’t punish them for that. Give the young men a break. Hiyo ni joto ya graduation and it will end pretty fast out here. Plus they didn’t do any harm to anyone. They are just kids who made it through the tough school. Wambugu Ngunjiri wrote.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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