10 000 police officers appointed to boost security
01 March 2016, 19:47
Nairobi – 10 000 police officers were appointed with immediate
effect by President Uhuru Kenyatta in order to boost security in Kenya, reports
the Daily Nation.
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Their training will be rolled out over nine months.
Speaking at the General Service Unit Training School in Embakasi
Kenyatta said that 1 976 officers were passed through with an additional
10 000 to be trained.
“… for the first time in our history we will ensure that Kenya has
met the United Nations requirement in terms of number of police officers to the
population,” he said.
According to the United Nations there should be one police officer
for every 400 citizens in order for a nation to be policed efficiently.
Moreover government have promised to provide better equipment in
order to carry out their mandate.
In other news, Al Shabaab terror group has threatened to storm State House
in a new assault on Kenya, a new video released by the group’s media agency
Al Shabaab Kenya cell leader who is also a former
engineering student at JKUAT University, Ahmed Iman reportedly said they will
erase all the colours of the national flag at State House except the red one as
a symbol of the coming onslaught.
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