22 June 2014

Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta Issues Executive Order Placing KWS, KFS and NYS Personnel, Equipment Under the Command of the Inspector General of Police

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today placed security personnel and equipment of the Kenya Wildlife Service, the Kenya Forest Services, the Kenya Prisons Service and the National Youth Service under the command of the Inspector General of Police.

In addition, the operations of any aircraft owned by Government entities, except the Kenya Defence Forces, will be availed to the Inspector General of Police for the purpose of enhancing the country's ability to combat insecurity.

The order was issued through an Amendment of Executive Order No.2/2013, Functions under Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Ministry of Devolution and Planning and Petroleum, and Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.

The decision is aimed at making coordination of provision of security more efficient and becomes effective today.

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