Armoured police cars launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday at Uhuru Park Photo/Monica Mwangi
Police have received 500 new vehicles to enhance their mobility and welfare.
President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the vehicles on Monday saying one of the most glaring gaps in the security sector was transport.
Uhuru said his government intervened as the effectiveness of the National Police Service had been hampered.
“This sorry state of affairs meant our police officers could not effectively execute their mandate of keeping this country safe and secure,” he noted at Uhuru Park.
President Uhuru Kenyatta trying out the new police equipment./PSCU
The service had only 3,155 vehicles in 2013 and most of them were in poor condition. They have received 2,720 new vehicles so far, under the national police vehicle leasing programme.
Tthe government has also procured 30 armoured personnel carriers to improve police response and capability.
It has also acquired 25 mine…
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