The National Police Service has again come out to caution officers against breaching their prescribed dress codes.
In a notice dated November 20, 2020, Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua said he had observed with a lot of concern that uniformed female police officers are wearing their hair in unacceptable styles.
The concerns come just four months after the Inspector-General of Police HillaryMutyambai fired a warning against officers disregarding the dress codes of the services.
In August the police boss asked police officers to observe high etiquette ven on social media.
Deputy IG Mr. Mbugua issued a circular with a number of regulations which he said should be followed by female officers without fail.
“I draw your attention on service standing orders Chapter 11 dress-code regulations which stipulate clearly on how officers should wear their hair,” he said in the circular.
According to the dress-code – female police officers are only allowed to style their hair so that it does not extend beyond the collar of their blouse. The hairstyle shall not interfere with wearing of all official headgear and may not fall over the ears or on the forehead below the head, and hair shall not be dyed inconspicuously unnatural colors and where accessories are used to secure the hair, they shall be plain in design and of a color that blends with the hair.
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In the circular Mbugua said the female officer using make-up shall be subtle, discreet, and only natural and clear polish may be used, nail extension shall not be allowed and body tattoos shall be covered and not seen by anyone.
Mr. Mbugua also warned commanders who did not supervise their juniors officers noting that he would hold them responsible in case their juniors fail to adhere to the stipulated rules.