The President of Kenya, Mr. Daniel Arap Moi, spent Saturday (25 November) at a passing-out?
SV President Daniel Arap Moi shaking hands with police commandant Major S.M. Muiu
SV Guard of honour
SV PAN President Moi driving to parade ground in police vehicle
GV & SCU Moi inspects passing out parade (2 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Police cadets marching past
SV ZOOM Moi takes salute
GV Police cadets taking oath
SV Moi approaches trophy table
SV Moi presents awards to police cadets
Reuters news agency report that since President Moi started his vigorous anti-corruption campaign several leading Kenyan police officers have resigned or retired, including former Police Commissioner Bernard Hinga. It also reports that Interpol have been called in to help track down a Senior Assistant Commissioner, James Mungai, who fled the country after newspaper reports linked him with a plot to assassinate leading politicians, including President Moi.
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Background: 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.