The government would start reducing the number of police officers given to VIPs in the country as security bodyguards. According to Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery,about 11,000 police officers (out of the total 80,000) are currently attached to state officials and Politicians.
This directive would exclude President Uhuru Kenyatta who has the highest number of bodyguards at 200.
According to Nkaissery, less Police officers are assigned to the rest of the Kenyan population which is way below the UN-recommended minimum of police population ratio of 1:430.
Nkaissery’s directive has raised eye-brows since it comes at a time when Governor Hassan Joho’s bodyguards were withdrawn.
Here is the list of numbers of bodyguards assigned to VIPs courtesy of The Standard:
1. President Uhuru Kenyatta
200 Police officers are assigned to the Presidential Escort Unit. The team is drawn from the General Service Unit.However more that 200 officers are oftenly deployed whenever the president visits any part in the country.
2. Deputy President William Ruto
Wiliam Ruto is said to have 45 bodyguards to cater for his protection.
3. Cabinet secretaries
The number of police officer attached to cabinet secretaries vary. According to impeccable sources, Nkaissery, James Macharia (transport), Rachel Omamo (defence), and Sicily Kariuki (public service) have 10 bodyguards each.Although some CSs have…CLICK NEXT BELOW TO VIEW FULL LIST…