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GSU Graduates in Viral ‘Threats’ Video Finish Retraining

The
23 General Service Unit (GSU) officers who were caught issuing threats to
unspecified persons after graduation have completed a three-month retraining
course in Magadi, Kajiado County.

The officers were among
2,502 recruits who graduated into GSU officers at the National Police
Training College in Embakasi B Campus on December 10.

 

However, the actions of
the officers overshadowed the elaborate ceremonies of the day after they were
caught on video speaking on how they would deal with criminals, prompting
action from their superiors.

 

“Hii ni nini? Red
Beret…Tunakuja nje…hawa ni wale wazii…squad 26…papapa (We are coming out
there…we are the bad ones…Squad 26),”
 the junior officers said in the clip that elicited mixed
reactions among Kenyans.

 

The video raised
concerns with a section of Kenyans saying it painted a picture of trigger-happy
officers and police brutality.

 

However, another group
reasoned the incident had been blown out of proportion and the young officers’
tough talk was directed at robbers and criminal elements.

In the ensuing melee,
the National Police Service (NPS) condemned the act and accused the officers of
making reckless remarks.

 

“The attention of the
NPS is drawn to a video clip circulating on social media depicting newly
graduated GSU officers recording themselves as they make some irresponsible and
reckless remarks,” 
NPS
said. 


 The
23 were then banished to the notorious Magadi Field Training Camp where ‘boys
are separated from men’ under rigorous training in harsh conditions.

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