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The Japanese Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, handed over 15 operational cars to the Kenya Police Service. The event, conducted at Police Headquarters marked yet another important step towards the improvement of police capacity in tackling crime.

“We shall forever be grateful to the Japanese Government for this proactive initiative which will go a long way in ensuring that public safety is improved in our great city” said the Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Joel Kitili when he received the 15 motor vehicles and two motor cycles.

The DIG noted that adequate and reliable transport forms a very important component of police operations.

Indeed practical measures to address immediate security concerns require that police presence by way of mobile patrols is intensified around the clock.

“Equally, reaction time is substantively reduced, thereby minimizing damage upon victims in case of an accident or any other incidents which may require quick response”. Police partnership with the Japanese government dates back many years; including specialized training for personnel of various ranks.

The DIG said that the Kenya Police is committed to serving the public with outmost dignity and absolute respect for the rule of law. He further mentioned that the Kenya Police Service will maintain and foster this strategic partnership to ensure that public safety in Nairobi, and indeed the whole country is maintained and improved.

“I want to assure our partners in this project that we shall use the motor vehicles solely for the intended purpose; that is, to enhance security to the Kenyan citizens”- DIG KPS

 

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