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Judiciary to receive additional 3,000 police officers – Chief Justice Martha Koome

By Winfrey Owino | September 9th 2021

Chief Justice Martha Koome. [File, Standard]

Chief Justice Martha Koome has revealed that the Judiciary will receive an additional 3,000 police officers in the coming days.

Speaking on Standard Group-owned FM station, Spice, on Thursday, September 9, Koome said the officers would increase security services to Judiciary personnel, particularly judges and magistrates. watch full interview

The revelation comes a few days after it emerged that a new police faction, the Judicial Police Unit, had been formed to offer protection to Judicial officers and premises countrywide.

The decision to form the new unit was arrived at after Koome held consultative talks with Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.

“A new unit headed by Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police has been formed to provide security to our officers at work and at home,” said Koome in the Thursday Spice FM interview.

The CJ said at least 3,000 police officers would be attached to the unit.

The new police outfit would be launched “on a later date”, according to Koome, who says the groundwork has been laid and structures put in place in preparation to roll out the unit.

In an internal memo, the National Police Service said the unit will have officers from both regular and administration wings, with the senior assistant commissioner of police based at the Judiciary headquarters.

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