The new structure focuses on multi-agency coordination, advanced training and equipment upgrades, community involvement and incentives for officers.
In one of the major changes, Uhuru directed the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to ensure security officers working in terror hotspots in the North-Eastern region and parts of the Coast receive a field allowance.
The president further instructed the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to investigate and arrest terror financiers funding Somali-based Al-Shabaab through illicit businesses.
“Any and all means by which the enemy is generating income from Kenya including contraband goods and illegal trade must be stopped. “Smuggling of goods directly funds Al-Shabaab,” he asserted.
In addition, Uhuru ordered for security agencies to begin serious operations to flush out terrorist cells in the North Eastern region and affected areas at the Coast.
The president further directed Interior CS Matiang’i to ensure police officers who were incompetent or failed in their duties were not transferred as has been the case.
Instead, Uhuru directed that such officers be immediately dismissed.