President puts corrupt police officers on notice

Armoured personnel carriers and additional helicopters have also been purchased for use by the police.

Saturday February 20 2016

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects the 54th Passing-Out parade of recruits at the Administration Police Training College in Embakasi. The President told the new officers to be fair to all Kenyans when enforcing the law. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects the 54th Passing-Out parade of recruits at the Administration Police Training College in Embakasi. The President told the new officers to be fair to all Kenyans when enforcing the law. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By FRED MUKINDA
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday warned corrupt police officers, saying that their days are numbered as the war on the vice sweeps across the service.

“There is no doubt that the days of corruption in this country are numbered. Consider whether you will fight on the right side when the rule of integrity is finally realised,” he said.

The President spoke at the Administration Police Training College in Embakasi, Nairobi.

Some 3,971 fresh officers graduated and were posted to border counties to fight terrorism as well as cattle rustling.

President Kenyatta revealed a plan to install a secure national communication network and surveillance system at the police headquarters.

Work is already under way at the Jogoo House head office ahead of the launch.

It is part of the police’s modernisation initiative launched in 2014 and it will cost Sh15 billion.

Armoured personnel carriers and additional helicopters have also been purchased for use by the police.

The President told the new officers to be fair to all Kenyans when enforcing the law.

The officers were enlisted in April last year and have undergone a nine-month training.

“The purpose of the police is to enforce the law, and the law favours no man. As such, your decisions must never be subject to the charge of discrimination,” he said.

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