Boost for security as 2000 cadets graduate in anti-terror tactics


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The war against terror is expected to get a boost following the graduation of 2,000 administration police officers in anti-terror tactics.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Deputy Inspector General of Police Samuel Arachi said the operation was meant to harden and train the recruits in field operations.

“At least 2,280 recruits graduated and another 1,620 were drafted for the training,” Arachi said.

The graduation ceremony was held at Kedong’ Ranch in Naivasha which marked the end of a five-week paramilitary training.

The deputy IG added that due to increased deployment of security forces in areas prone to cattle rustling, the vice had dropped.

At the national level, Arachi noted that crime levels had dropped significantly due to good coordination between security agencies.

He also noted that ahead of the Pope’s visit in the country, security had been beefed up with more patrols being done in the streets.

The new grandaunts are expected to be deployed to different areas in a bid to boost the country’s war against terror, cattle rustling and general insecurity

On his part, the secretary national administration in the Ministry of Internal Security Victor Okioma said the government had invested heavily on the recruits’ training and equipment.

He called for co-operation between security inter-agencies in a bid to deal with cases of crime, terrorism, radicalisation of youths and cattle rustling.

“This training will be of good benefit in dealing with cases of cattle rustling, and we have formed a new curriculum in the training of recruits,” Okioma said.

“We are also well prepared for the festive season and we are asking members of the public to work with us,” he said.

 

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