•The second batch will arrive in two months which includes drones and other modern surveillance equipment
•Acknowledging the steps taken to ensure that the ministry gets the equipment, Kindiki said Ruto has prioritised the security of the country.
The government is set to receive the first batch of modernised security equipment.
Announcing on Tuesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said that the Sh7 billion first batch has already arrived in the country
"The first batch has arrived in the country and is being assembled by the supplier before being handed over to the Government within a week," he said in Lamu.
Kindiki noted that the first batch includes personal protective gear.
The second batch will arrive in two months which includes drones and other modern surveillance equipment.
The CS highlighted that the third batch will arrive within the year and will include gunship helicopters and other aerial mobility
"We must neutralise and dominate the enemy from all angles and ensure that our country is safe and our people can work, live, and invest in peace and without any fear," Kindiki added.
The Kenya Kwanza administration pledged to spend Sh37 billion in five years to modernise security equipment
Kindiki revealed that initially, the amount was set at Sh20 billion, but President William Ruto made a Sh17 billion increase.
"Therefore, we will be spending an average of Sh7 billion every year, to modernise the equipment for our security officers," he said.
Acknowledging the steps taken to ensure that the ministry gets the equipment, Kindiki said Ruto has prioritised the security of the country.
This is considering, he said, that they took over the country at very hard economic times and worked harder to secure the money for the programme.
He added that the security and stability of the country are linked to its economic progress.