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Uhuru Swears Full Scale War on Terrorists

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“We are committed to the fight against crime whatever form it may take ranging from terrorism to cattle rustling,” President Kenyatta said.


Even as he asked the police to increase their resolve to combat terror networks, the President told them to treat Kenyans with dignity.


President Kenyatta told the police to ‘obey the law as they enforce the law’.


“Also treat Kenyans with dignity to win their confidence,” he said.


The President said the Government would shield those who executed their duties in accordance with the law.


He was speaking at General Service Training School, Embakasi during the pass-out parade for 1779 recruits who have undergone 15 month rigorous training.


The President reassured that the ongoing war on terror is not targeted at any religion or community but criminals who posed a threat to stability and economic development in the country.


The President said the Government will commit more resources to provide security officers with modern equipment and tools to enable them effectively execute their duties.

He urged Kenyans to share relevant information with police to assist combat crime in the country.


On illegal weapons, President Kenyatta assured Kenyans that those who voluntarily surrender firearms were covered by the government amnesty. “Surrender the illegal weapons even through the religious leaders and elders,” he added.


The President led Kenyans in observing a moment of silence in remembrance of the two police officers who lost their lives on the course of their duties at Pangani police station last evening.


President Kenyatta praised the officers, Francis Murage and Samuel Cheptoo and many others who have lost their lives in the line of duty for their dedication and commitment. Two others are undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during the explosion.


Deputy President William Ruto said the Government was developing a robust security policy that would ensure police and other security agencies are equipped with modern technology to match sophistication by terrorists and other criminals.


The Deputy President said there are signs of winning the ongoing war on terror in the country.


“There are clear signs that the security challenges faced in the country will be overcome,” said Mr. Ruto.


Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said the ongoing security operation only targets criminals, aliens without proper documentation and terrorists.


In attendance were First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and senior government officials.

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