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No exaggerated hairstyles in New Year – Female police officers warned

Female police officers have been warned against exaggerated hairstyles.

In a letter addressed to regional police commanders of all formations and copied to Police Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai, the Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua said it had become common to meet female police officers breaching the service dress code.

Mbugua particularly picked out female officers who wore exaggerated hairstyles which prevented them from putting on peaked caps or berets.

Some of the style in question include; weaves and styles, and overcoloured hair.

“During my official tour around the country the last week, I observed with a lot of concern that officers of all ranks have flawed the service dress code especially women hairstyles while in uniform.

I observed with dismay exaggeration hair weaves and styles, and overcoloured hair, some officers could not even put on peaked caps or berets,” reads the notice dated Friday, December 20.

“There is dire need to recognise that police uniform is a sign of authority and should be accorded the respect it deserves.

As from Wednesday, January 1, 2020, this overdone hairstyles will not be accepted.

Commanders at all these levels should ensure that these directives are followed,” said the letter.

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