Uhuru Speaks on Militarisation of Kenya

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, October 6, flagged off 83 vehicles refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County.

    The vehicles, which are estimated to cost around Ksh 22 million, will be used for the purposes of service delivery in the city.

    The automobiles included 21 tipper trucks, 24 fire engines, six ambulances, three hydraulic street lighting platforms, two scrub street sweepers and two graders among other equipment that had been grounded for eight years.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
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    Kenyatta expressed optimism that the remaining 80 grounded vehicles at the garage would be repaired in the next two months and be ready to serve Nairobi residents.

    The president used the opportunity to congratulate NMS boss Mohammed Badi as well as castigate those that were crucifying him for delegating duties to military officials.

    “I have no such intention (militarising the nation). But it is only a fool who would not use those who can perform to help him achieve his intended goals.

    “I am not militarising anything. I am using reliable Kenyan citizens to fulfil my agenda for this Republic. And the KDF are part of us and are also part of our citizens,” the President said.

    The Head of State cited several infrastructure projects including rehabilitation of railway lines, the port of Kisumu and restoration of ships as some of KDF's recent achievements.

    Badi took over Nairobi in March 2020, when he was tasked by the president with overseeing functions transferred to the national government by the Governor Mike Sonko-led County Government of Nairobi in March 2020.

    Some of the transferred functions included; county health services, transport, public works, utilities and ancillary services and county government planning and development.

    On June 30, 2020, the president stated that he was satisfied with the work that the NMS boss had been doing in the first 100 days since he took up the position.

    "I am satisfied that the directives for the first 100 days have been implemented in earnest. I challenge NMS to demonstrate that Nairobi can be the model of our Post Covid-19 National Recovery Strategy," Kenyatta stated. 

    On his part, Badi assured the head of state that he was determined to transform Nairobi into a smart city by fully implementing its broad mandate.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
    President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off 83 vehicles that were refurbished by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) in Industrial area, Nairobi County on Tuesday, October 6
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