Newly graduated General Service Unit (GSU) officers who went viral for posting a video of themselves celebrating their graduation have been sent back to the Magadi Field for retraining.
The 23 officers who excitedly took to social media after the completion of their training hinting at how they would deal with the public once they commence their service attracted condemnation from Kenyans on social media which landed them in hot soup.
Sources within GSU say all the 23 graduands were summoned for questioning before they were banished to Magadi.
Following their actions, the NPS condemned the action of the graduates, accusing them of making reckless remarks that the service doesn’t stand for.
“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. We wish to clarify and assure the public that the behaviour portrayed in the clip is not acceptable and does not reflect the values of the GSU, the Kenya Police Service, and the National Police Service,” NPS said.
NPS noted that the graduands were taken through a serious training program that ensured they behave responsibly in their service to the country.
According to NPS, the oath taken by the graduands can attest to the serious training they went through, therefore, the remarks they made on social media were regrettable.
“An internal review is ongoing with a view of preferring appropriate measures regarding the incident. GSU is renowned for its focused training aimed at producing highly disciplined and responsible officers,” NPS added.