The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday donated 10 vehicles to Kenya police to help beef up security especially in the refugee camps in northeastern region.
UNHCR Kenya Representative Raouf Mazou confirmed the donation saying the vehicles will come in handy in scaling-up security in Dadaab refugee camps that previously have been linked as a breeding haven for the Somali Islamists, Al-Shabaab terrorists.
The vehicles will be used by security officers for patrols in and around the Dadaab refugee camps, Mazou added.
The vehicles will also be used in escorting aid workers to and from the camps who are key targets of terrorists besides being used in undertaking other law enforcement functions.
According to Mazou, UNHCR has a responsibility to provide necessary support to the host country in order to enhance security in and around refugee camps.
Mazou made the remarkes in Garissa town when he handed over the vehicles to Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamed Saleh.