, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Aug 12 — Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said his government will partner with the police to rehabilitate stations and houses to ensure the officers work and reside in dignified buildings.
Mutua said he was committed to further cooperation with the force on the construction of decent houses for police officers across the county.
He said that already his government had purchased 120 police vehicles in 2014 to help boost security.
“The vehicles were distributed at the locational level and have helped the police service in patrols and service delivery,” said Mutua.
He added that already his government had begun the construction of police houses in Mavoko Sub County.
Mutua was speaking at his Machakos office when he hosted the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet who paid him a courtesy call.
Boinnet is on a tour of Ukambani counties to meet police officers and also assess their working and living conditions.
Boinnet lauded efforts by Mutua in ensuring that officers in his county are provided with patrol vehicle terming the gesture as noble.
Mutua reiterated his commitment to ensuring that Machakos remained one of the safest counties in Kenya.
He said the visits by the top cop will certainly boost the morale of officers and will go a long way in ensuring wananchi receive speedy and efficient services .