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Gachagua unveils security cars worth KES 50M

17 February 2014, 14:53 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - The county government of Nyeri has purchased eight police Land Rovers worth KES 50 million to enhance security in the county.

Area governor, Nderitu Gachagua, while flagging off the vehicles said security is a major concern for all social and economic activities in both the rural and urban areas.

The fleet of vehicles which were bought by the county government will be distributed to all the eight sub-counties.

Gachagua said the programme was to complement the national government’s efforts of enhancing security, stating that it is provided in the constitution that both the County and National Governments have to consult and collaborate on most issues as they serve the same person.

“We have recognized the value of the hard working culture of our people and vowed to facilitate them realize their potential in a secure environment,” said Gachagua.

He noted that in the rural areas, agricultural produce and wealth is threatened by insecurity where farmers are under siege whenever payments for coffee, tea or milk are made.

Gachagua expressed confidence that incidents of coffee theft will be a thing of the past considering that the region is approaching the picking season.

On the issue of robbery, he confirmed that in most urban settings within the county, businesses are closed by seven o’clock for fear of attack.

The vehicles will be fueled and serviced by the county government.

“The rampant excuse by police that the station has no fuel to respond to a distress call is from today a nonexistent phrase in Nyeri County,” he announced.

The county government, Gachagua said, has put in place a centralized monitoring centre such that at the touch of a button, the location of each of the eight vehicles can be seen on a computer screen hence enabling rapid response and deployment to act on any emergency.

“If the vehicle is parked somewhere, it will be possible to tell exactly where you are in real time,” he told police while announcing that after data on the road network has been uploaded in the computer database it will be easier to direct the nearest vehicle on the shortest route to get to the scene of emergency.

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