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Be diligent, Uhuru tells GSU recruits

Kinyuru Munuhe @kinyurumunuhe

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for diligent service by security agencies to the country to help realise the four-point pillar of the Jubilee administration. Uhuru said this will be a transformative plan that will see Kenyans safe and their property secured.

The Head of State spoke during the 47th General Service Unit (GSU) passing-out parade involving 1,991 GSU trainees at the GSU Training School Embakasi.

As your Commander-in-Chief and also as your father I cannot tell you how grateful I am. The Big Four Agenda which includes industrialisation and universal healthcare is a transformative plan that will see Kenyans safe.

I wish to remind you officers as you complete your training today Kenyans are expecting good service,” said Uhuru. While commending the National Police Service for reviewing the police training curriculum and manual, the Head of State said there is need to have a paradigm shift on how police are trained to keep them alive to the contemporary security dynamics in the globalised world.

“The new curriculum will help them better respond to contemporary security challenges but also engage in paradigm shift on how we train our security officers to see security challenges not only those facing Kenya but the globe,” said the President.

He committed more budgetary support to improve terms and conditions of service, mobility and tooling of the officers. Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i expressed commitment to spearhead the police reforms in instilling professionalism and better service delivery.

“We have spent this week on security and you have dedicated your time to this. I thank you for the leadership and focus you have mobilised to support us. We remain focused and committed to reforming the police service,” he said.

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