GSU headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi was on Monday given more than 30 state-of-the art armored vehicles, breaking the history of Kenya. Hence, for the first time ever, Kenya has procured armoured vehicles for police officers.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, February 1, commissioned more than 30 police armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to be used in the fight against terrorism especially in tensed areas.
Quoting President Uhuru:
Kenya police force will for the first time in history acquire armored personnel carriers to increase their mobility and protective gear when deployed in volatile areas.
You don’t have to depend on the military or other security agents for you to perform your duties, we will ensure you are properly equipped.
The purchase of the APCs is a very important milestone as it will go a long way in securing the frontier areas of our country.
He said these during an event at the GSU headquarters in Ruaraka.
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Prior to this big procurement, President Uhuru Kenyatta had promised county police chiefs that he will procure new modern vehicles to add a leg up to the battle against terrorism.
The president further expressed his relief, saying Kenya Police Service would no longer have to rely on the military or other security agencies to discharge their duties.
Majority of the vehicles will be used along the Kenya-Somalia border where Al-Shabaab militants have attacked police officers in several occasions.
Onwards, police will no longer make excuses as their service are now expected to be made more efficient.