The National Police Service (NPS) on Tuesday attracted further ridicule after sharing pictures of Inspector General Joseph Boinnet clad in the new police uniforms.
The shouting royal blue uniforms were first subjected to ridicule in September when President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled them as part of the new raft of reforms in the police force.
President Uhuru explained that the bright blue colour will “enhance better visibility for the officers”.
With Jamhuri Day approaching, when the new police unit will officially don the uniforms, IG Boinnet has led the way and stepped out looking as visible as promised by the President.
Pictures of Boinnet posing in the uniform were posted via the NPS Twitter handle, with the online community once again dismissing it as ugly and oldfashioned.
Here are the photos and some reactions thereafter.
Kusema ukweli, hiyo uniform ni mbaya.
Yule alichagua hiyo rangi ni colour blind kabisa
— Mrs. G (@MrsRCWG) December 4, 2018
Aki Wakenya tulikosea wapi ?? Hii inakaa zile uniform za kina Wafula pale Inda
— Mkenya Mzalendo (@Kenboychild) December 4, 2018
Police vs volithi pic.twitter.com/PQDpw4PSt5
— Anonymous Kenya (@254anonymus) December 4, 2018
@JBoinnet this uniforms are more Ugandan than Kenyan.
— Karuri George (@GeorgeKaruri24) December 4, 2018
This is the ugliest uniform for any force in the world,Our traditional police uniform is soo unique and beautiful, The ceremonial police uniform is dope. This uniform erodes our pride,tradition and who we are.
— SAM MARU (@gathitums) December 4, 2018
It’s very ugly, i like the current uniform
— Jose Mboko (@joemboko) December 4, 2018
Yaani, Kenyans Said NO to this uniform and the @NPSOfficial_KE did not Listen.
— David (@MrDavidMwangi) December 4, 2018
Horrible please go hide yourself,
— benardette mueni (@BMueni) December 4, 2018