A total of 287 national police reservists graduated in Turkana County on Friday.
County police commander Samuel Ndanyi said 191 graduated from Lokichoggio and 96 from Kibish.
Ndanyi said the reservists completed a four weeks course that included first aid, field craft, drill, fitness and self-discipline among others.
“The recruits were drawn from various kraals and will help beef up security in the county especially along the Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia borders,” said Ndanyi.
He noted that the reservists will help manage cattle rustling along the borders. They will be issued firearms which will be replenished after use.
They have also been trained on how to make reports to other security agencies. Ndanyi wanted the new recruits against misuse of firearms saying anyone found breaching the law would be prosecuted.
by Peter Gitonga and Ekuwam Sylvester