Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says some of the armored vehicles will be put to use under the Somalia peace keeping Mission.
Police have finally received a consignment of armored vehicles and an assortment of items to boost the Directorate of Field Force Police. The consignment includes 8 multipurpose crowd control vehicles, 3 water cannons, a concrete mixer and 3 containers full of police uniforms.
The other items include tear gas canisters, pepper sprays, scholastic materials, Anti-riots gears and canister launchers. The consignment arrived in the country on Thursday from Mombasa Port in Kenya amidst tight security.
The equipment is currently being held at Naguru Police headquarters pending branding before it distributed to various police units. Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says some of the armored vehicles will be put to use under the Somalia peace keeping Mission.
The consignment is part of a procurement process whose funds were approved in the last financial year. Some of the equipment began arriving into the country in November 2015. The first batch of the consignment had more than 100 police vehicles including 30 Toyota Land cruisers that were distributed among Police directors and 24 new model Toyota double cabins, which are being used by different departmental heads.
The second batch to arrive was of 17 containers containing different logistics and the third was of 7 mini buses and 5 buses as well as 7 trucks. The items were sourced from different countries such as China, United Arabic Emirates, Japan and Germany.