Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has warned officers against preaching while donning police uniform.
In a memo sent to all police departments, the National Police Service (NPS) said administrative action would be taken on officers found flouting the directive.
NPS noted that while it respects the freedom of worship, officers should not use police uniforms during their personal engagements. They are, however, allowed to preach in uniform within a police institution like a college.
“Officers are encouraged to separate official duties from private engagements. Police will only be allowed to wear uniforms in a worship area only during the discipline forces thanksgiving service,” the memo read.
Regional police commanders were asked to warn their juniors of the consequences of disregarding the directive, according to Standard Digital.
The directive follows a rise in cases of officers preaching to the public, a habit that is prevalent among traffic cops..