Kenya Announced Plans To establish Command Centres Across The Country To Respond To Violence, During Elections.

Kenya in a press conference this morning announced plans of setting up a multi-agency command centres in preparation ahead of the August 2017 General Election. The centres are to respond to any violence that may arises during the elections period.

According to the Interior Cabinet,  a group of 530 officers drawn from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), National Police Service (NPS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Kenya Prisons, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and National Youth Service (NYS) will be working in coordinated approach to security during the election period.

The National Disaster Operations Centre, Nairobi Fire Brigade, county commissioners and St John’s Ambulance are also part of the training dubbed Exercise Dumisha Utulivu.

The Kenyan Election which is scheduled for August this year has witness one of the most embarrassing comments from major political aspirants
during their campaigns.

According to the Interior Cabinet, the exercise is aimed at avoiding situations where the different security agencies act in isolation, leading to confusion and inefficiency as happened during the Westgate and Garissa University terror attacks.

The Interior Cabinet through its Secretary Mr. Joseph in a Press Conference this morning said, “We want to ensure our country remains peaceful before, during and after the elections. We will ensure synergy between all security agencies and stakeholders across the country.”

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