The Kirinyaga county security team has flagged off 15 vehicles to various stations within the county to enhance national security and service delivery to members of the public.
The vehicles under lease program, are set to be used by the National Police Service to serve the public.
Speaking at the flagging off event at Mutitu Police station in Kirinyaga Central while handing over 4 vehicles for the station, Interior Principal Secretary (PS) Dr. Karanja Kibicho said it is the duty of the government to provide security to her citizens.
“These vehicles will enable movement of the police officers to the places they are required in time in case of crime,” said Kibicho
According to the PS, the leasing program will ensure fueling and service is done by provider until the four years’ term ends.
“We got these cars through leasing program for the next four years and the fueling and other services done on the vehicles will be done by the provider,” PS added.
He said all citizens have a duty of taking care of vehicles for their own safety.
“These are our vehicles and we should take collective responsibility in protecting them. They are being used by the officers to take care of us, don’t throw stones when you see them around,” Kibicho said.
He also calls on the residents of Kirinyaga to be friends with the police officers and help them when necessary.
Kirinyaga County police commander Mathew Mang’ira said the security sector has seen major improvements in Kirinyaga and confirmed that they will deliver as security personnel
“We have no reason why we should not provide maximum security to the people, we have received a major boost today,” Mang’ira said.
“We want to thank the Ministry through the PS and office of the Inspector General for the vehicles,” he added.
The commander also said the cases of theft reported along Makutano-Sagana-Karatina route have been dealt with and the situation is under control.
He urged the public to join hands with security officers by volunteering vital information to assist them in preventing crimes.
“We want a good working relationship with you people. Give us any information especially to officers who may not understand the local language. My office is open to all, the OCS, OCPD and all other office,” he urged.
Among those who attended are Kirinyaga County Commissioner Moses Ivuto and area MP Munene Wambugu.
By Mutai Kipngetich