President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Thursday emphasized on the need to modernize the security sector in the country.
He was speaking at the Border Patrol Unit headquarters located in Kitui County where he noted the need to focus on security despite other matters of national importance including COVID-19.
The Head of State noted how he has put in more attention in the department ever since he came into power. He was speaking as he launched barracks, lecture halls, sixty staff house and an integrated Communication Centre.
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A modern hospital which is still under construction was also inspected as he flagged off a total of 35 patrol vehicles to be used to beef up security in the country.
The issue of improved living conditions was also addressed with the President promising to look into it including a housing and medical scheme to benefit security forces.
Present at the event was Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i who noted how the department has greatly advanced ever since President Uhuru Kenyatta took over in 2013.
“Capacity building of our officers in uniform within the multi-agency framework has reduced cross border crime incidents & remains a focus of the government security sector reforms.” said the Interior CS