The conception of National Association of Retired Police Officers - Kenya (NARPOK) was mooted on 4/04/2014 at the Kiganjo Police Training College during a passing out ceremony where retired offices were invited by the immediate former Inspector General , Mr. David M. Kimaiyo, CBS.
These later met the president and took the above photo with him. Later they discussed on the need to have a National association for retired police officers akin to the ones found in developed nations, e.g. United Kingdom, Australia and Japan.
Joining NARPOK has tremendous benefits for its members. Here is an overview.
Members get an opportunity to meet with colleagues they worked with in the service that they would otherwise not be able to. This is because the association is country wide and we are present in all social platforms. Again there are no ranks, all members are equal.
Membership Identity Card
Members get issued with a Unique Identity Card that helps them identifying themselves as having served in the service and retired honourably. This is a great benefit especially when identifying oneself to the authorities.
When collecting data of our members, we highly recommend that they send in their C.V, this has enabled us to develop a wide and comprehensive database thereby making it easy to link members with opportunities unique to their skill-set.
Narpok Business Network (NBN)
Having senior citizen membership in this association provides us with a unique opportunity to link members in order to create a business environment and a ready market.
Since NARPOK runs in counties as chapters, they have autonomy to create welfare programs for their members, whether its a kitty to support families in sickness and bereavement or cook-outs and family events or even "Chamas" and table banking.
Medical Insurance is essential to everyone but to the seniors it is critical that is why we are working with industry players to craft a policy that will favourable and affordable to our members since we are able to bargain due to our large numbers.
Death Benefit / Obituaries
When we loose one of our members we make sure a condolence letter is written to the family which is read by a representative of the National office during the Funeral service and the chapter concerned raises some funds to console the family. We do also offer our platforms as communication media for Obituaries.
We are able to be a voice for our members in matters pertaining to their pension or other legal matters, we hope to expand the legal office in order to further assist our members.
The National Association of retired Police officers - Kenya is a non - political association which is open to all Members of the National Police Service who Retired Honourably as stipulated in our constitution, See the preamble:
We the Kenya National Police retired Officers faced by the challenges in retirement,
Acknowledging the need for our coming together in one unity in diversity
Proud of our country, background identity and culture
Committed to the welfare and wellbeing of each other
Appreciating the need to co-exist and work together with the serving officers and the service command
Eager to keep being patriotic, offer our experience and expertise,
Desiring to continue being loyal and useful to our country and the service.
Decide to form ourselves into one association to be known as The National Association of Retired Police officers - Kenya.