Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, on Friday,
presided over a graduation event where an elite all-female
Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) was unveiled.
The commando squad is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan
Africa and will be tasked with handling organised crime in Kenya.
The all-female unit comprises of 48 officers from
the Administration Police Service who have undergone a thorough five-month
of physical and combat drilling.
Speaking while presiding over the pass-out ceremony in Ngong, Matiang’i conveyed that the officers were trained in thwarting terror threats and enhancing general security of the country.
“This is a momentous day for our country because we can
now rest assured that we have more officers who can undertake intricate
security operations that require specialized approaches.
“What we have witnessed today gives us confidence as the
government that we have the capacity to protect our people and secure our
country,” he said.
He further assured of government’s support in their work by improving their welfare and more training.