Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i on Thursday met Sub-Saharan Africa’s first all-female Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and had nothing but praise for them.
The Kenya’s first all-female Special SWAT team, the first of its Kind in sub-Saharan Africa, graduated last month.
Taking to Twitter, the CS stated that he met the commandos over lunch where he promised to prioritize their welfare issues.
“I had the pleasure of having lunch with Sub-Saharan Africa’s first all Female SWAT team. This formidable group of commandos are dedicated to serving our great country and I promised to prioritize their welfare issues,” said Matiang’i.
The 48 commando officers, drawn from Administration Police Service, went through five months of physical and combat drilling, which is the first phase of their 15 months-long programme standardized training.
Speaking during the passing-out ceremony in Ngong, the CS noted that the new team comes in at a time when the country seeks to handle emerging security threats and hostage crisis promptly and with precision.
According to the Interior CS, the officers are not only ready to thwart terror threats and attacks but have demonstrated unmatched expertise.
He assured the team of government’s support in their work through improved welfare, advanced training and capacity building.