The President of Kenya, Mr. Daniel Arap Moi, spent Saturday (25 November) at a passing-out?
The President of Kenya, Mr. Daniel Arap Moi, spent Saturday (25 November) at a passing-out parade for administration police recruits in Nairobi just one day after attending a similar graduation ceremony at Nairobi university. The passing-out held at a special college which trains students to become airport wardens, game wardens and rangers.
SYNOPSIS: When he arrived at the Embakasi Police Training College, President Moi was greeted by Major S.M. Muiu, the Administration police Commandant. A special guard of honour gave him a crisp salute.
The official party was then driven in a Land-Rover to the training college parade ground, where President Moi inspected the spick-and-span ranks in the Passing-Out parade.
It is only since 1972 that recruits have passed through the Administration Police College. Before then, they received a short basic training course from District Commissioners in their regional forces.
The centralised training headquarters was built to fill the need for a national police training scheme, free from traditional regionalism -- a move that President Moi has always keenly advocated. Since coming to power, he has conducted a campaign to root out indiscipline, land-grabbing and power abuse at all levels of his administration.
Then Mr. Moi handed out trophies to the leading graduates of the various services. President Moi's official government profile stresses his belief that authority must be honestly administered if it is to be effective, and that public officers, members of parliament and party officials must maintain personal discipline and integrity if they are to give worthwhile service to the people.
The graduating police recruits receiving their passing-out honours were well briefed on the President's concepts of the qualities he expected from them.