OFFICERS

No Christmas break for security officers - Matiang'i

Officials who were on leave were ordered to be back on duty.

In Summary

• Interior CS Fred Matiang'i directed the officials to be on duty and coordinate on various issues that will keep the country safe.

• The officers include police and members of the National Government Administration Officers.

Interior CS Fred Matian'gi during the installation of senior principal chief Roika ole Shira on December 15, 2021.
Interior CS Fred Matian'gi during the installation of senior principal chief Roika ole Shira on December 15, 2021.
Image: CYRUS OMBATI

There will be no Christmas break for all security officers as part of efforts to keep the country safe.

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i directed the officials to be on duty and coordinate on various issues that will keep the country safe.

The officers include police and members of the National Government Administration Officers (regional, county, deputy county, assistant county commissioners, chiefs and assistant chiefs).

“The decision is a directive by the president in his capacity as chairman of  the National Security Council,” Matiangí said.

He said all security agents are ordered to be on high alert over the festive season bearing in mind political upheavals in neighbouring countries.

He spoke on Wednesday during the installation of senior principal chief Roika ole Shira at Kekurro location, Kajiado county.

The CS urged citizens to exercise vigilance and caution in their surroundings during the period.

He also told chiefs and assistant chiefs to demonstrate loyalty to the government of the day and to unequivocally support government projects and policies.

The country has been on alert mode over terror issues. The developments in Ethiopia have also prompted security officials to be on alert for the past few months.

Officials who were on leave were ordered to be back on duty.

 

Edited by CM