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1,200 cars leased to speed up police work

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto (right) test-drive one of the newly leased police vehicles at Uhuru Park

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto (right) test-drive one of the newly leased police vehicles at Uhuru Park

The government will lease most critical assets necessary for faster and efficient service.

President Kenyatta Thursday said that apart from leasing of government vehicles, many other essential assets will be acquired through leasing, starting with medical equipment.

Mr Kenyatta was speaking at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, during the launch of 1,200 vehicles that the government leased for use by police. The Sh3 billion tender was won by Toyota Kenya.

“It is the first time ever for any administration to acquire, all at one go, over one thousand motor vehicles for a single department in government,” he said.

The President regretted that corruption was rife in the President’s Office and the police service, and warned that stern action would be taken against those found to be corrupt.

“For those who are not ready to change, we shall not plead with you any more,” the President said.

In addition, the President said the government was committed to transforming Kenya to a middle income country in line with the Vision 2030 blueprint.

“We are taking a number of measures, like the single port community window, and reforming company laws, all meant to reduce the cost of doing business,” he said.

The President added that the government was striving to improve security. Police would be reformed and modernised it efficient, well-equipped, competent, and motivated, he said.

-Nation

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