After five weeks of specialized training in Lokichoggio, Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai was present to witness the passing out of 140 National Police Reservists (NPR).
The newly trained officers comprise 50 from Turkana South, 40 from Loima, and 50 from Nadapal in Turkana West.
Governor Lomorukai expressed his admiration for the NPRs’ high-quality training and his belief that they were prepared to support the county’s security objectives.
He said: “I want to thank President Dr William Ruto and Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki for keeping their word and deployment a good number of NPR across the county where we face numerous security challenges.”
In order to beef up security along the border with South Sudan, the Governor announced during the pass-out ceremony that the President has pledged to increase the number of NPRs deployed to Turkana West to 100 as promised by CS Kindiki.
County Police Commandant Matthew Ndanyi received assurances from Governor Lomorukai that security forces will be supported in their fight against banditry within the county along international borders.
In a speech read by Loima Deputy County Commissioner K. Tirop, County Commissioner Jacob Ouma pledged to continue working with the Governor and all elected Turkana leaders to provide services to residents and address insecurity.
According to County Police Commandant Samuel Ndanyi, the NPRs will be sent to their area of residence and are prepared to protect people and their property.
Moreover, he added that the officers had received training to work together with all security agencies in the areas where they will be deployed.
The Governor was accompanied by County Executive for Infrastructure, Transport, and Public Works Patrick Losike, Lokichoggio MCA Vincent Ekipor, Turkana West Deputy Sub County Administrator Zachariah Etukon, and Lokichoggio Ward Admin Echip Obed.
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