President Uhuru orders training of 10,000 police recruits

Following the terror attacked that rocked the nation Thursday killing 147 people in Garissa, President Uhuru has ordered immediate enrolment of 10,000 police recruits.

Addressing the insecurity issue in the country, President Uhuru blamed shortage of security personnel on the rising cases of insecurity in the country.

The president nullified the court ruling that had blocked last year’s corruption marred recruitment and ordered immediate recruitment of the 10,000 officers.

In his statement Uhuru said, “I further direct the Inspector-General of Police to take urgent steps and ensure that the 10,000 recruits whose enrolment is pending, promptly report for training at the Kenya Police College, Kiganjo. I take full responsibility for this directive. We have suffered unnecessarily due to shortage of security personnel. Kenya badly needs additional officers, and I will not keep the nation waiting.”