Tension is brewing in the Tanzania Police Service after President Samia Suluhu served a strong warning to officers with pot bellies and declared them as unfit to work in the police service.
President Suluhu while giving the order at a special ceremony to pass out newly trained officers in Boma Kichaka Miba, in Tanga said;
‘As I was inspecting the parade, I noticed those leading the march were veteran officers and among them were big-bellied officers. I have seen big bellies. We are not supposed to have officers with big bellies’.
She charged the officers in question to get back to the training school and get fresh training to make them fit.
‘They should come back here [for training] so that they shed them off and be swift again in executing their duties, head of Kenya’s Southern Neighbour also added.
Ms. Suluhu has been in office since 2021 following the death of President John Pombe Magufuli in March.
She fired the country’s Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro about two months ago amid talks that he had a terrible human rights record.