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Kindiki commissions equipment to support ‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’


Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has Wednesday commissioned and dispatched the first batch of equipment to support ‘Operation Maliza Uhalifu’ in North Rift Valley which will be extended to cover The Northern Grazing Area of Meru County, Isiolo and Marsabit Counties and counter-terrorism efforts in North Eastern Region and the Boni Enclave in Lamu County.

Speaking at the event, Kindiki noted that the Government remains focused on complete suppression and neutralisation of terrorism, banditry, livestock rustling and other organised criminal activities as the sure way of turning around our National Security and putting Kenya on a firm path to equitable development and shared prosperity.

“Equipment and kitting of frontline officers currently deployed in Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in North Eastern Region, the Boni Enclave, Upper Eastern Region, and North Rift Valley remains a key deliverable priority for the Kenya Kwanza Administration,” he said.

In addition, the CS highlighted that the Government has in the last six months invested Ksh 7.6 billion and will spend another Ksh 29.4 billion in the next three years under the Police Equipment Modernisation (PEM) programme to acquire sophisticated protected and mobility equipment, including Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs), Armoured Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Drones, Gunship Helicopters, Mine Sweepers and Personal Protection Equipment to support the sacrificial and patriotic work of our frontline officers.

Principal Secretary Dr. Raymond Omollo (Internal Security and National Administration), Inspector General of the National Police Service (NPS) Eng. Japhet Koome, Deputy Inspector-General Douglas Kanja (Kenya Police Service), Deputy Inspector-General Noor Gabow (Administration Police Service), Director of Criminal Investigations(DCI) Mohamed Amin, General Service Unit (GSU) Commandant Eliud Lagat and other top ranks within the National Police Service were present.