Cartels after the new police uniforms deal, Matiang’i claims


Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has negated claims that there is a lack of material for the recently propelled police uniforms, naming it as a ploy by business cartels going for making a fortune by bringing in it.

Talking in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Interior CS said top security authorities have been experiencing tension from amazing specialists looking to make material lack in an offer to win tenders for the Persian blue uniforms.

“The Inspector General of Police, the Principal Secretary and myself have been feeling the squeeze from all way of cheats that we should import police uniforms,” said Dr. Matiang’i, demanding that the uniforms will be acquired and made locally.

“We won’t import police uniforms from any nation. We need to advance the neighborhood material industry. Purchase Kenya, assemble Kenya.”

The CS named as preposterous the cases that there was a deficiency of the material, further saying that the agreement for the outfits has just been granted to the Export Processing Zone Authority, Rivertex and the National Youth Service (NYS).

“Isn’t it essentially incredible that somebody is stating we don’t have material in Kenya with the sort of material division we have. For what reason would the administration put spending assets to resuscitate Rivatex and give occupations in Eldoret then we continue like nitwits to import police regalia?” represented the CS.


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He included: “We have officially paid. We are making outfits for our police and count on it from me, we won’t import uniform. No measure of weight or control will change that position.”

The CS included that Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Karanja Kibicho, was as of late on a visit to examine the advancement of the new regalia and the report he brought back was sure.

The CS was talking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) while meeting with the National Assembly’s Parliamentary Caucus on the vehicle division changes.

He was joined by Transport CS James Macharia, PS in the Transport Ministry Esther Koimett, Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and the Director-General, NTSA Francis Meja.

At the gathering, they consented to expand the due date on the execution of changes in the boda segment by four months from February 1, 2019, to May 1, 2019.

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