Police in Kenya have now been given
APCs. ALL Photos via @ukenyatta
Kenya has today handed over Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the Kenya Police Service to help them in their duties to defend citizens across the country.
President Uhuru Kenyatta commissioned the APCS, and said "the purchase is a very important milestone in our drive to secure the frontier areas of our country. "
"This way, Police will not be dependent on the military or other security agencies for them to perform their duties," Kenyatta said.
"These will enable them to increase their mobility and protective gear when deployed in volatile areas."
The APCs are for use on Kenyan streets or at the Kenya/Somali Border?— Laibuta Esq. (@Olez) February 1, 2016
This way, Police will not be dependent on the military or other security agencies for them to perform their duties. pic.twitter.com/gXWPCJjK5f— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) February 1, 2016
@Jadwong wait,APCs for police? looks like they will policing hardcore hoodlums, this looks like military ware— bigsam (@ssanyaug) February 1, 2016