Uhuru signs pact with Turkey to re-build Kenya Police
14 April 2014, 08:00
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a deal with Turkey which will see the Kenya Police revamped by the European country.
The deal was signed last week by the president during his trip to the European nation.
It is understood that the Turks will support the modernization and upgrading of the Kenya police to help in the fight against terrorism and heightened insecurity.
All this was contained in a memorandum of understanding agreement between the Kenya and Turkish police signed by president Kenyatta and his Turkish counterpart Abdalla Gul.
" This is a historic agreement that will see the country's police force gain exponentially from the experience and innovation of the Turkish police, president Kenyatta said.
" It is part of the larger promise to ensure that Kenyans are safe in their respective homes and work places, he added.
On his part, president Gul was happy to lend a helping hand to the Kenya Police, saying Terrorism was a universal problem.
" Terrorism is a universal problem that must be dealt with through cooperation between different states, he said.
The Kenya police has been under fire over the recent spate of insecurity in the country which has cost countless lives and led to the injuries of many other people.
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