Chinese snag KES. 1.4b police vehicle contract
22 March 2012, 11:06
Nairobi - Even as you wheel home Chinese goods from almost every shop, get treated in Chinese-built hospitals, drive along Chinese-made super highway, enjoy a soccer game in a China-built stadium, ride a train running on a China-built railway from Lamu to Ethiopia and Sudan, you could soon dial 999 and a policeman responds in a Tiggo.
The Standard reports that Chery Tiggo, a Sport Utility Vehicle could soon replace the GK Land Rover and Land Cruiser, as soon as Government imports 760 motor vehicles for the Provincial Administration and Police Department from China ahead of the General Election.
The Administration Police, the Provincial Administration, and Regular police face a severe shortage of vehicles estimated at 800, and in a bid to bolster security operations the government has allocated KES. 1.4 billion for the purchase of a fresh fleet to improve and widen security patrols in the wake of Somali militia Al Shabaab attacks, and to prepare for the elections.
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