MuamkoMpya: Healing the Uniform is an adaptation of Kumekucha for the Kenyan National Police Service (NPS) and other security actors. It builds on Kumekucha and examines the cycle of violence, trauma, resilience and healing.
Police officers are also exposed to stress
inherent in their jobs which is considered customary, but which exceeds stress
inherent in most other professions. For example, police respond to every
suicide, every murder, and every fatal car accident.
they are routinely exposed to more death and trauma than troops of war. Their
lives are often endangered. The effects of trauma are often ignored, resulting
in high levels of suicide, divorce, and addictions.
Often underappreciated, these men and women
help make our communities safer and more secure every day. Unfortunately,
police officers work under constant stress and pressure.
Many police officers suffer from the effects
of trauma and PTSD. However, healing from trauma is more difficult for law
enforcement as officers are often reluctant or not allowed to share their
Therefore, Muamko Mpya seeks to strengthen the social fabric of
communities by providing police officers with tools for re-examination of
traumatic events and supports the development of trauma-informed skills to
enhance mental wellbeing and resilience.
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