to the President, the APCs will wean the Kenya Police Service from
dependence on the military or other security agencies for performance of
" The purchase of the
APCs is a very important milestone as it will go along way in securing
the frontier areas of our country," the President said at the
The commissioning comes a few weeks after the President decried the loss of lives belonging to Policemen fighting the Shabaab in northern Kenya thanks to the use of improvised explosive devices IED'S by terrorists.
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According to another report on The Standard, officials said they would be deployed to main border areas, especially the Kenya-Somalia one, to help in the fight against terrorism.
It reported that more than 20 security personnel have died in cross border attacks by Al-Shabaab terrorists. The latest was last week in Lamu where seven officers were killed after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device.
Shabaab forces hiding in the expansive Boni forest have resorted to using the IED's to launch small disabling attacks on Kenyan Police and the new vehicles will boost officers on patrol in the volatile areas.
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