NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – The Interior Ministry is in the next six months set to undertake paramilitary training for assistant county Commissioners and chiefs who have not yet done so.
This follows a revelation that 440 assistant county Commissioners and 3,400 chiefs had not yet undertaken the mandatory paramilitary course.
Speaking during a sensitization workshop ion police reforms on Tuesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi says the Ministry will provide them with the necessary skills for their duties effectively.
“The 440 of the ACCs in the service and the 3,400 chiefs who have not undergone paramilitary training will have to do so in the next six months,” he said.
“The program is now ready, we are working with the DIG in charge of Administration Police and any of you who have not gone through paramilitary training will have to do that in the next six months,” he stated.
He further explained that the training will ensure that there is harmonization of duties top ensure Kenyans are served better.
“We have capacity and we are ready to provide it and we realise that it will prepare you even better for the service that we require you to render as we go forward,” he said.
“We are doing this training across the country because we want to make sure that we are clearly harmonized and effectively coordinated. We want to act seamlessly as the coordinators of national government.”
At the same time, the CS said that the ministry is investigating incidences where some officers who were colluding with cartels to terrorize coffee farmers in Central Kenya.
Matiangi stated that farmers in the region have raised their complains to the president over coffee theft and he has directed the ministry to take stern action.
He pointed out that security team in the region will leave nothing to chance and by the president end of December this year, all the criminals will be brought to book.