10,000 police officers to be deployed in Nairobi for Obama visit
22 July 2015, 12:58
Nairobi - 10,000 police officers will be deployed in Nairobi during US President Barrack Obama's visit.
Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue said that over 10,000 police officers, with additional reinforcement to be sourced from other counties, will be deployed to provide security in Nairobi during Obama's three-day visit.
Obama arrives in the country Friday 24 July and leaves Sunday 26 July.
" We will have a strong force in the city to give security to the visitors attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit GES and the President of the United States," he said.
Kibue spoke during a Police commanders meeting which brought together including OCPDs, DCIOs, AP commanders, NIS commanders and traffic bosses.
The meeting was held to plan coordination of security aspects as well as traffic during the visit.
Kibue asked Kenyans to be patient with police and also to cooperate with security agencies as well as any government directives during the three day period.
" I urge Kenyans to persevere with us during this time and also to help where they can especially by cooperating with security agencies and the government to make this weekend a success.
Major roads in the city will be closed from Friday 2 PM to 9 PM as preparations for Obama's visit continue to take credence.
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