Today, President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the 57th passing out parade of 2,610 administration Police officers at their Embakasi A Campus in Embakasi, Nairobi County.
The president thanked the National Police Service for the critical role they played along with the Health Care workers in curbing the spread of COVID 19 virus
“However, the firmness of our resolve as a nation helped to contain the surge of infections within our borders. In keeping the invisible enemy at bay, I thank the law enforcement agencies for the role they have played in enforcing the Covid-19 regulations and protocols,” President Kenyatta said.
The head of state commended the police for their flexibility and adopt to new roles that are not their primary duties.
On human resource the president said that since 2013 his administration has employed more 45,000 police officers, in order to boost performance the president said that the government had allocated enough funds, improved police welfare, capacity building,
The president insisted that the new officers should follow police ethics.
“The Government is committed to continue to uphold the dignity of police officers. So long as you do what is right and in accordance with the law, devoid of corruption and other ills, rest assured that you will be protected from any form of undue harassment or vilification,” he said.
The president was accompanied by the interior cabinet secretary Dr.Fred Matiangi and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai who all thanked the president for the continuous support he has always given the police.