Steer clear of Eastern bypass, police advise ahead of GSU pass out

March 28, 2018 9:50 am
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President Kenyatta when he graced the pass out parade of Administration Police on Monday/PSCU/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 28 – Motorists have been advised to avoid the Eastern bypass and use alternative routes if their destination Embakasi Training College where 2,000 General Service Unit recruits are due to pass out on Wednesday.

According to police, a huge volume of cars and people in the area may affect traffic flow on the bypass and Mombasa Road and have urged motorists to avoid the stretch between City Cabanas turn off to Thika Road.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to grace the occasion which is the third one in the service after that of Kenya Police in Kiganjo and Administration Police college in Embakasi.

This will increase the population of police to more than 108,000.

President Kenyatta has committed to the aggressive modernisation of the police force in an effort to surpass the gains made in the fight against crime.

The President said the government will allocate more resources to the National Police Service Modernisation Program to give the servicemen the ability to neutralise all threats to the safety of Kenyans.

The modernisation of the force has included the provision of sufficient vehicles, modern weapons, armored vehicles for special operations and revamping of the police air wing for air support services.

He said the modernisation program has given sufficient momentum to the fight against crime and the funding for it would be increased to maintain the gains.

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