President issues a two-week ultimatum to illegal arms holders
07 April 2014, 11:16
Nyeri - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday issued an ultimatum of two weeks to those in possession of illegal arms failure to which they will meet the full force of the law.
Uhuru however pledged an amnesty to those who surrender the unlicensed arms within the stipulated time.
Speaking at Kiganjo Police Training College in Nyeri during a police pass-out ceremony, the President stated that it is the collective responsibility of the members of the public to ensure the country is safe and secure.
“Security is vital in growth of the economy and creation of employment opportunities,” said Uhuru who also asked the public to volunteer information to the police so as to combat crime.
He urged the public to support government’s efforts of fighting crime noting that the government is not against any religion or tribe but the individual criminals in the society.
The head of state said Kenya would not tolerate people who are risking the country’s security at the expense of hosting refugees.
“For more than 20 years, Kenya has been providing refuge to people from neighbouring countries engulfed by war,” said the President noting that Kenya would not host refugees if it means making the country unsafe.
During the pass-out event, a number of 2 209 police officers graduated and were immediately deployed in different parts of the country.
There were 1 145 males (51.8 %) and 1 064 females (48.2%), according to statistics provided by Inspector General of Police, David Kimaiyo.
It was the first Police graduation ceremony officiated by the President since he assumed office last year.
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