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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.

Also read: Kenya denies Somali claims that 180 KDF soldiers died in Al Adde attack.

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 claims.

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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