From the Police sources, Kenya will deploy at least 20,000 security personnel to keep people and the Pope safe when he visits the country next week.
The head of the Catholic Church will arrive in the capital, Nairobi, on November 25 for a two-day visit then he will proceed to Uganda.
Kenya’s Police spokesman Charles Owino said the security across the country has been heightened; along the country’s border with Somalia, coastal regions and in the capital Nairobi where Pope will be hosted.
However, Pope Francis planned visit to Central African Republic remains in the balance because of concerns over security in the chronically unstable country, a top Vatican official revealed on Tuesday.
France, which has troops stationed in its former colony (Central African Republic) in support of a UN peacekeeping force, warned last week that the planned papal visit was risky, with Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian saying it would be difficult to ensure the pope’s security beyond the capital Bangui’s airport.