President Kenyatta announces Government moratorium on scrap metal trade

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While referring to the recent vandalism of electricity transmission infrastructure, the Standard Gauge Railway and communication masts, President Kenyatta termed the acts as economic sabotage saying the Government won’t tolerate the destruction.

 President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary for Interior Dr. Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai make their respective address during the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County.

“The law is clear. These acts are nothing less than economic sabotage which fall under treasonable acts and the law is clear as to how we deal with treasonable acts. We will not allow you to destroy that which is for the growth and development of our country to benefit a few individual pockets,” President Kenyatta cautioned.

  President Uhuru Kenyatta is received by Cabinet Secretaries Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Dr. Monica Juma (Energy) among other senior government officials when he arrived at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County to preside over the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers.

At the same time, the President reminded the police to execute their constitutional mandate of safeguarding the wellbeing of Kenyans and their property without “fear, favour or intimidation from any quarters”.

 President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on as a section of the best cadet officers who showed exemplary performance are awarded during the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County

President Kenyatta spoke at the National Police College, Kiganjo in Nyeri County, where he presided over the passing out parade of 298 direct entry inspectorate cadet officers who graduated after a 9-month course.

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honor at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County during the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers.

The new police officers, 220 male and 78 female, form the largest cohort of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers to have been trained by the country since independence, and were recruited as part of the ongoing security sector reforms.

  President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County to preside over the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers.

As part of the broad reforms, the President noted that 35,400 new officers had joined the National Police  Service during his tenure saying, the rise in the numbers of security personnel was a retooling of the security sector so as to make Kenya a more secure and peaceful nation.

 

“Adding today’s numbers, the total number of police officers commissioned under my administration stands at Thirty Five Thousand and Four Hundred (35,400).

 President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects a guard of honor at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County during the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers.

 President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on as a section of the best cadet officers who showed exemplary performance are awarded during the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County

    President Uhuru Kenyatta presides over the passing out parade of direct entry inspectorate cadet officers at the National Police College Main Campus Kiganjo in Nyeri County.

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