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New regulation bans uniformed police officers from preaching in public

You may have come across a viral video of a police corporal who is seen preaching in the midst of the road.

The cop in full uniform and a reflector jacket is heard warning his perplexed audience of eternal damnation should they refuse to turn from evil ways.

Well, you may not come across this and other similar scenes in future thanks to a new regulation by the National Police Service.

A confidential statement released by Assistant Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua suggests the move is aimed at ensuring uniformed police officers ‘act appropriately’, Nairobi News reports.

“While the National Police Service prevents the freedom of worship, the service will not condone the preaching by officers in police uniform unless within a police institution like colleges,” the statement reads.

“Officers are encouraged to separate official duties and private engagement and act appropriately.”

The statement also bans police officers from attending church services while in uniform.

Going against police standing orders and regulations attracts punishment which can include dismissal from the service.

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