Isiolo – President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged securities agencies to continue to take the multi-agency approach in tackling crime and safeguarding the safety of Kenyans.
President Kenyatta noted that the approach has enabled security officers from different agencies to collaborate, which has led to a significant improvement in the state of security in the country.
“I just want to say again how great it is when agencies work together, when agencies collaborate. When we take our multi-agency approach to managing security issues, we are able to produce results,” the president said.
President Kenyatta spoke on Thursday at the Kamanga multi-agency training camp where he presided over the passing out parade of 256 Administrative Police (AP) special forces.
The PA Special Forces consisted of three groups, Special Reconnaissance Team (SRT), Special Operations Group (SOG) as well as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).
The President commended the graduates for their commitment, determination and hard work which enabled them to undergo the rigorous five-month paramilitary training.
“So today we are here to celebrate you, to encourage you. You will now join an elite group of men and women who for the past few years have been at the forefront of protecting the people of this country,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State expressed his optimism that with the release of the new PA special forces contingent, the country can only be a much safer place and Kenyans can sleep peacefully knowing that there is has men and women who protect them against those who would try to harm them.
At the same time, the President assured the security agencies that the government would continue to provide all the necessary facilities to enable them to carry out their duties effectively, including the provision of modern equipment, weapons and vehicles. .
“I also want to assure you that we will do everything in our power to ensure that we are also looking out for your well-being and that of your families, just as you are looking after the safety of 50 million Kenyans,” he said. added the Head of State.
Noting that the graduates included 50 female officers, the President said they would join a group of 50 other female officers who have done good work in tackling crimes of various kinds in Nairobi and other cities across the country.
On this occasion, President Kenyatta was treated to a demonstration of the skills acquired by the officers, which culminated in a shooting contest where administration constable Noah Andayi of the SOG won first prize while that his SWAT counterpart Margaret Njoroge came second.
Principal Secretary of Home Affairs Dr. Karanja Kibicho, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Deputy Inspector General of Police Service Administration Mr. Noor Gabow also spoke during the ceremony attended by several senior government officials. – pc