Matiang'i Issues Directives to All Officers Ahead of Christmas

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and Interior CS Fred Matiang'i (right) during the 57th Administration Police Service pass-out parade on November 29, 2021
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  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Wednesday, December 15, directed all security officers to continue working¬†throughout the December Holidays.

    Hence, police officers and members of the National Government Administration including Regional, County, Deputy County, Assistant County Commissioners, Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs, will not be going for the Christmas break.

    Speaking during the Installation of Senior Principal Chief Roika ole Shira at Kekurro location, Kajiado County, Matiang'i disclosed that the directive was issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Security Council (NSC).

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the Installation of Senior Principal Chief Roika ole Shira in Kajiado County on December 15, 2021.
    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the Installation of Senior Principal Chief Roika ole Shira in Kajiado County on December 15, 2021.
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    Those who are currently on leave were recalled back to duty.

    The security officers were asked to be vigilant during the festive season bearing in mind the political upheavals in neighbouring countries.

    On the other hand, citizens were urged to exercise caution in their various surroundings and alert authorities in case of any insecurity incidences.

    Matiang'i urged chiefs and assistant chiefs to demonstrate loyalty to the government of the day and to unequivocally support its projects and policies.

    At the same time, the National Police has urged motorists to be vigilant during the festive season.

    The service observed that the rising number of fatalities from road accidents since the beginning of December 2021 was quite alarming.

    "Note that our officers will ever be present to offer any assistance as they ensure compliance with the rule of law. 

    "We thus appeal for maximum cooperation from the members of the public in reducing the number of road carnage," reads the statement in part.

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the Installation of Senior Principal Chief Roika ole Shira in Kajiado County on December 15, 2021.
    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the Installation of Senior Principal Chief Roika ole Shira in Kajiado County on December 15, 2021.
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