The Government of Kenya has announced that it will deliver security in the country without sacrificing fundamental rights.
To achieve this, President William Ruto said the police will be transformed into a more professional and autonomous service.
Kenyan Head of State noted that the service will be cushioned against political and bureaucratic manipulations.
"Without autonomy, the service is vulnerable to weaponisation, making it a threat to our security," said President Ruto.
The President explained that the police-to-citizen ratio will also be escalated to "responsively and effectively" combat crime.
Ruto made the remarks on Wednesday during the pass-out parade for the recruits at the National Police College in Embakasi, Nairobi County.
Kenya, he added, will not relent in its quest for a stable, peaceful and prosperous Horn of Africa.
"We will seize every opportunity to restore stability in the region through peacekeeping deployments and robust diplomatic efforts," he added.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.