RUIRU, Kenya Feb 3 – The Government will continue to invest in the National Police Service (NPS) to enable it carry out its mandate effectively, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
Speaking on Sunday after he officially opened the Ruiru General Service Unit (GSU) Chapel in Kiambu County, President Kenyatta said while the clergy caters for the spiritual needs of the NPS officers, the Government will continue providing material support to enable the police to perform their duties efficiently.
“There are a number of things that we are considering so that you will know that we recognize the work that you do is different from ordinary work,” the President said.
He thanked all those who contributed towards the construction of the new chapel, saying it will go a long way in providing spiritual nourishment for the officers and their families at the Ruiru GSU camp.
“Building this chapel is a great achievement. It is also an honour in recognizing that there is one who is greater than all of us, who protects us as we carry out our duties and serve our nation,” President Kenyatta said.
Speaking during the occasion, Interior CS Fred Matiangi thanked President Kenyatta for his commitment to the improvement of the country’s security sector.
“I am aware of the resources you have spent in addressing the spiritual needs of our officers and our people within the framework of the security sector,” CS Matiangi said.
The Interior CS assured the President that the National Police Service will not let him down in its service to Kenyans.
“Let me also thank you for the wonderful example you have given us. As our leader, you have not just led but you have also been a very good example for us to emulate. We thank you and pray the Lord to strengthen your hands for the good work ahead as we move our country to the next level,” CS Matiang’i said.
The dedication service was also attended by the Chairman of the National Police Service Commission Eliud Kinuthia, NPS Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai and Deputy Inspector General Edward Mbugua among other senior government officers.