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Mandatory and free housing policy for junior officers has been revoked and officers given 90 days to vacate police houses . The president says the move will allow officers intermingle with their communities .

Thursday , the president also introduced housing allowances aimed at solving the accommodation catastrophe . Allowances for police constables in Nairobi county will be paid at Sh18,124 per month. Those in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Meru, and Uasin Gishu will earn Sh13,124 per month.Police constables in other counties will be paid Sh8,124 per month to cater for their housing needs.

Uhuru also directed Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to terminate the lease with the landlords in police estates within 90 days.

 

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