New GSU graduates on the spot for ‘misbehaving, making reckless’ remarks online

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 9 Dec, 2021 07:49 | < 1 min read
Screenshot of GSU graduands celebrating their graduation. PHOTO/COURTESY

Newly graduated General Service Unit (GSU) officers who went viral for posting a video of themselves celebrating their graduation have been put on the spot by the National Police Service (NPS).

This is after the graduands took to social media to brag about the completion of their training and hint at how they would deal with the public once they commence their service term.

"Tumemaliza. Si heti nini, sisi ni wale wabaya! Kazi yetu nini? Sisi ni wale wa pa pa pa (imitating gunshots)," the graduands said in the video.

Following their actions, the NPS has now come out to condemn the action by 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 was 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.