Over 2500 new recruits today have joined the police service at the time the government is scaling up its battle against insecurity in marginalized areas which has crippled education in these regions and it’s preparedness for the most anticipated 2022 general poll.
The new recruits underwent nine months rigorous training under the new curriculum that focuses on enhancing the national security.
Speaking at the Admiration Police College in Embakasi where he presided over the passing out parade President Uhuru Kenyatta said the multi-agency approach promoted by the government was not futile in dealing with security challenges in the country.
“My government has implemented the multi-agency approach in dealing with security threats in the country and organized crime and the success we have recorded in the recent past are example, therefore call upon the recruit to use what they have been taught for it has proven results,’’ President Kenyatta said.
The Head of State said policing is at the heart of building a united and cohesive nation expressing satisfaction that curriculum has ample lesson on national values and also challenging the national police service to up its game adding that the force now has better and more equipment.
The president also said its administration had allocated a considerable amount of money to cater for the welfare of the officers top of the list being the construction of more and better houses so that the officers can live in dignified manner.
Interio and National Coordination cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mtyambai urged the new officers to effectively serve Kenyans.
By Rodgers Oduor