10,000 police recruits report to designated colleges Friday

April 29, 2016 11:46 am
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The recruits are required to report to the Kiganjo Police Training College and the General Service Unit training college in Embakasi/FILE
The recruits are required to report to the Kiganjo Police Training College and the General Service Unit training college in Embakasi/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – The 10,000 police recruits picked at the beginning of this month are reporting to their designated colleges on Friday.

This follows an announcement by the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet that the verification process had been finalised ahead of the nine-month intense training.

The recruits are required to report to the Kiganjo Police Training College and the General Service Unit training college in Embakasi.

Though Kenya is yet to meet the UN required standard of 1 police officer to 400 people, the government has in the recent years recruited thousands of officers to boost the security situation.

The exercise was carried out in 331 centres in 290 constituencies countrywide where several candidates had complained that they had been locked out.

The recruits are expected to graduate in February next year a move President Uhuru Kenyatta says will boost the security of the country.

Among the key security challenges facing the country include terror while 2017 will be a year of elections.

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