Activist Okiya Omtatah has gone to court to challenge the changes made in the police service by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday.

In the case filed at the High Court in Milimani, Nairobi, on Friday, Mr Omtatah wants the court to issue temporary order prohibiting the National Police Service from effecting to the reforms.


The reforms include changes in the structure and command of the service, integration of Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service, change of uniforms, rebranding of colleges, and the introduction of housing allowances for junior officers.

Mr Omtatah argues that they are untenable under the law, especially given violations of provisions of the Constitution.

In the petition filed certificate of urgency, he says the directive by President Kenyatta and recommendations by the taskforce are illegal because only the Inspector General of Police has the power to issue them.

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