Ruto Commends Newly Graduated Police Officers

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President William Ruto, on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, presided over the passing out parade of 2,881 new police officers at a colourful ceremony held at the National Police Service Main Campus- Kiganjo, central Kenya.

President Ruto congratulated the officers for being tried, tested and successfully completing their course and demonstrating their mettle over a vigorous 9-month training.

The Head of State termed the graduation as a critical milestone that would enhance the police-public ratio and align with the evolving security needs and policing approaches. The President, however, cautioned the officers to be conscious of the immense powers that came with police work and advised the officers to exercise their authority responsibly, with dedication, selflessness, integrity and patriotism.

Additionally, President Ruto urged the officers to acquaint themselves with the National Values and Principles of Governance provisions in article 10 of the constitution.

"This will assist you in remaining conscious of the commitment to deliver a new citizen centred, service oriented and human rights respecting policing and security paradigm that keeps the Republic of Kenya and its people safe without sacrificing their rights and freedoms," said President Ruto.

The Kenyan Head of State appreciated the sacrifices made by police officers across the country and their readiness to put their lives on the line for the safety and security of Kenyans.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Prof Kithure Kindiki, thanked President Ruto for his support, guidance and direction as the Interior ministry addresses the security challenges faced by Kenyans.

"We assure you as the vision carrier of the National Security we will work harmoniously and in synergy to ensure we support the government to realize peace, security and tranquility in the country," said CS Kindiki.

While making his remarks, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Japhet Koome, assured President Ruto that the National Police Service would continue delivering on its mandate to Kenyans without prejudice, adding that the journey towards fully professionalizing the Service was on-course.

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