Close to 4,000 police officers graduate as Kenya gears for polls

March 3, 2017 4:52 pm
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President Kenyatta said that he believes in the patriotism portrayed by the disciplined forces/PSCU

, NYERI, Kenya Mar 3 – A total of 3,980 constables have graduated from the Kiganjo Police College at an event attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Kenyatta said that he believes in the patriotism portrayed by the disciplined forces.

He urged them to emulate their colleagues who have died in their line of duty by ensuring they protect Kenyan citizens at all costs.

The Head of State said that he expects the graduates to deliver their mandates as stipulated in the law and maintain a higher level of discipline.

He also advised them to protect the country and Kenyans at large by discharging their abilities by being servants to all.

President Kenyatta said that the Jubilee Government has purchased new surveillance equipment and armoured vehicles to ensure the country is protected from external enemies.

In taking the oath of serving the country, the officers swore to protect the country as we head to the elections.

Speaking during the passing out ceremony, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said the officers graduating reported in April last year and they will duly serve in maintaining peace ahead of the August polls.

He also noted that they are trained in curbing cybercrime and other vices.

Boinnet also said that a new training curriculum will be launched beginning with the new intake that will tutor in curbing human crime and rapid crimes brought by advanced technology.

The president was accompanied by Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, Nyeri Governor Samuel Wamathai, Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago and Tetu legislator and Chair of Parliamentary committee on Defence and Foreign Relations Ndung’u Gethenji among others.

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