Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that his government will increase the budget allocations to security in the country to bolster the current security issues.
This increased allocation will enable the security agencies in Kenya be more effective and have timely responses and solutions to any and all security challenges.
The increased budgetary allocations do not come with attachments as the president expects a clear and coherent strategy that will combat and eventually eradicate the terror and other security threat on the East African nation.
Mr. Kenyatta announced the increased budgetary allocations in the swearing in ceremony of the New Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Samson Mwathethe, his deputy Lt. Gen Joseph Kasaon and Army Commander Lt. Gen Leonard Muriuki.
He further told the newly sworn in officials, “you must work together and uphold highest levels of co- ordination to ensure the country is safe and secure”.
The announcement of Mr. Kenyatta comes only a day after John Kerry said that America would provide Kenya 100 million dollars to help in countering terrorism in Kenya.
The increased budgetary allocations comes at such a time that the defence forces require to upgrade their equipment to give them an hand over the terror outfits and give comprehensive security to Kenya populace.
Mr. Kenyatta urged that military, Para-military, regular and administration police to pool the resources at their disposal and ensure that the safety of all Kenyans is guaranteed from both external and internal threats.
He challenged the incoming chief of Defence to maintain and make better the security of Kenyans even better than his predecessor whom he had great praise for due to his achievements in his tenure.
The new chief of Defence exuded a lot of confident especially with increased budgetary allocations that the soldiers’ welfare was well taken care off and improved equipment would give no reason not to perform.
The increased budgetary allocations indicate the Government of Kenya’s commitment to securing the nation by investing heavily in the security docket. This supplements the promise for salary hike and medical cover to improve the welfare of the personnel.