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  • Female cops have been sharing their challenges working in the force with Kenyans via social media.

Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai has banned officers from discussing their challenges on social media.

Speaking on Thursday the police boss said officers will require special permission to speak on their personal challenges adding that it is an offence to do so without permission.

Police officers have been sharing their struggles on social media in hopes of shining alight on some of the horrendous things they go through in their jobs.

In March a female cop came forward complaining of sexual harassment and discrimination by senior officers and asked the IG to intervene.

Mutyambai directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation to investigate the claims made by the female officer attached to Traffic Department in Mombasa County and report their findings within seven days.

“I have directed the Gender and Children Directorate to independently investigate the matter and give a report within 7 days,” the IG said.

The cop took to social media to plead with IG Mutyambai to allow her to resign from the service, claiming her seniors have blocked her resignations letters.

“I have been writing several resignation letters to the Inspector General of Police but they are being blocked down here, I am tired of the service, I want to go do other things,” she said.

Last week another female cop detailed accounts of how she was treated unfairly while pregnant by her superiors.

The images were shared on Twitter and Kenyans demanded to know why the police force isn't protecting the women working in it.