Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the recruitment of 10,000 additional police officers.
The president made the remarks while presiding over the General Service Unit pass out parade at the GSU training school in Embakasi Nairobi on Tuesday.
He affirmed the government’s commitment to attaining the United Nations ratio of one police officer to 430 citizens to ensure the safety of its citizens.
Kenyatta said the irony of insecurity is that what was built through years of painstaking effort, can be destroyed by reckless and rogue criminals in a matter of moments.
“Your job is to ensure that does not happen. The matter of security is not peripheral to national development; it is at the very heart of it,” he told the officers.