Kenya: 150,000 police officers sent to vote centres in security drive


A total of 150,000 police officers were on Friday deployed to voting centres ahead of the General Election on Tuesday.

They were drawn from the regular unit, the Administration Police and the General Service Unit.


The last batch of officers will arrive at their destinations by Sunday.

“We have put in place adequate security measures and deployed police officers as per the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) request and our own security needs assessment across the country,” Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet said in a notice to the public.

“The police serve without fear or favour and every officer will remain impartial while discharging his or her mandate in strict adherence with the law.”


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