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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES MESSAGE 2019.

Many Kenyans will visit holiday destinations and rural homes during this festive season. Equally foreign tourists visit our holiday destinations especially the coastline towns.

This is also the period that wananchi flock in worship places while others visit entertainment joints and shopping malls among other places for celebrations. Heavy traffic is usually experienced along highways during this period. 

We wish to assure the public that the National Police Service has made adequate arrangements to enhance the security and safety throughout the country.Police officers have been deployed adequately throughout the country. All security multi-agencies are involved in this special festive security operation. 

The National Police Service therefore calls upon members of the public to cooperate with the security officers and share information with security agencies to ensure a secure and peaceful environment throughout the festive season. 

In a bid to fulfill our mandate of providing security and public safety, we wish to draw the attention of the public to the following matters of security and safety concern

We have made remarkable success in the fight against violent extremism, radicalization and terrorism, however, the threat still remains. We must therefore be cautious of our respective surroundings and report any suspicious or unusual activities to police or any other security agency for action. 

Management of worship places should continue liaising with Officer Commanding Police Station within their jurisdiction for security services while public service transport should enhance screening of all passengers and luggage as they have done before. Overloading and speeding for both PSV and private vehicles shall not be tolerated. 

According to the Meteorological Department weather forecast, the current heavy rainfall is expected to continue in most of the remaining days of the year. This will continue posing a number of challenges as floods ravage parts of the country especially low lying areas as rivers and streams burst their banks. 

Members of the public and motorists are advised against crossing swollen rivers and instead, patiently wait for the floods to recede before crossing. Equally families living on steep slopes that are susceptible to landslides and mudflows are advised to move to safer places

Motorists and other travelers should also exercise caution on all our roads. The Police and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have been instructed to deal firmly with those found flouting traffic regulations. Motorists should remain sober; avoid drunk driving and over speeding to guard against causing accidents. 

Residents of areas prone to cattle rustling should be on high alert work closely with police reservists and promptly report any incidents to Anti-Stock Theft Unit and other specialized units including Rapid Deployment Unit, Border Patrol Unit or to the nearest Police Station or security agency. 

Further, to avoid house breakings, those intending to travel upcountry or holiday destinations should not leave their houses unattended but instead make security arrangements around or within the premises. 

In case of need, please call our 24 hour service Toll free numbers 999, 911 or 211 for assistance. 

Finally on behalf of National Police Service, I do wish all Kenyans and our visitors a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2020. 

HILARY N. MUTYAMBAI, MGH, nsc(AU)

INSPECTOR GENERAL

NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE

DECEMBER 19, 2019 

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