Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated his commitment to support security forces in the country to deliver their mandate. “As President, I promise that we will continue to do that which we can to equip, train and take care of your welfare to the best of our ability,” President Kenyatta said.
He was speaking at a prayer service conducted by Rt. Rev. Salesius Mugambi, the Bishop of Meru who is also in charge of the uniformed disciplined services over the weekend.
The annual event was attended by officers from the Kenya Police, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Administration Police, Kenya Prison, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.
Uhuru noted that, “I know we are not there yet but my promise to you is that you are at the center of our planning and priority,” the President assured the uniformed disciplined officers.
He thanked the officers for serving the country with dedication, saying Kenya is safe and secure because of them as he paid tribute to those who have died in the line of duty.
“On behalf of all Kenyans and on my own behalf, I thank you for your patriotism and dedication to the country especially in the last three months when we have had to have two elections,” the President said.
Sicily Kariuki, the Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary, saluted the security officers for their valor, courage and sacrifice. He urged them, to take their selflessness, patriotism and discipline a notch higher. “The great people of Kenya have entrusted you with their lives and property, you have not disappointed them,” he said.