Kilifi county government has received sixty five police vehicles to elevate security in a bid to rejuvenate tourism.
The vehicles were commissioned by Deputy President William Ruto in the Kilifi county headquarters when he met with opinion leaders from the entire county a head of Malindi by elections expected mid next month.
Speaking during the event held at Pwani University, Ruto called on all stakeholders including the local mwananchi to be responsible for their security.
“We (National government) are very much concerned about security in every party of the country,” Ruto said.
“That’s why we brought these police vehicles that will be used to carry out patrols in every corner of the county.”
Mr. Ruto said the move also aimed at ensuring security to foreign tourists who intend to visit the county.
He said the national government has already started advertising the country’s best tourist’s scenery to foreign countries.
“We have been carrying out advertisement of our most prolific tourists sceneries in the international media, and in it is Kilifi county,” Ruto said.
“As we all know security begins with me and you. I urge my fellow Kenyans to take full responsibility in making sure security is put in to high concern.”
The vehicles were presented on Saturday to the county security committee led by County Commissioner Joseph Keter.
Kilifi county has been countering insecurity incidences including the killing of Italian Doctor in Watamu recently.
Other leaders in attendance were Kilifi North Mp. Gideon Mung’aro, Kilifi south Mp. Mustafa Idi, Ganze Mp. Peter Shehe, Kaloleni Mp. Gunga Mwinga, Lungalunga Mp. Abdallah Khatib Mwashetani, Magarini Mp. Harrison Kombe, Recently appointed cabinet secretary for Minerals and natural resources Dan Kazungu among other leaders.