President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday commissioned 500 new police vehicles to be deployed across the country.
Speaking at the ceremony, Uhuru revealed that his government has increased the number of police vehicles from 3,155 in 2013, to 5,875 currently. Most of the new ones are under the national police vehicle leasing programme.
” In 2013, the National Police Service had in its strength a paltry 3,155 vehicles nationwide, most of which were in disrepair. The total number of vehicles of different types in use by the police now stands at 5,875. These investments have impacted on the lives of ordinary Kenyans. There has been significant progress in counter-terrorism arising from enhanced capacity.” he said.
Among the vehicles unveiled yesterday are 25 mine resistant armoured personnel carriers that will be deployed to the Coast and North Eastern.
The president also revealed that the first phase of the police housing programme; construction of 1,500 units in Nairobi and other parts of the country, is underway.
“Two hundred units have been completed and are now occupied,” he said.
Here are some photos of the new police vehicles.