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Kenya Defence Chief Sworn, Security Budget Increased



SC Villa is on course for a record seventeenth championship following a 2-1 win over army side, search doctor http://cfsk.org/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php Simba SC in Bombo.

The Blues dislodged Vipers SC who failed to beat SC Victoria at Namboole. Dennis Kamanzi and Nigerian import Victor Emenayo scored for Villa while Isaac Muleme deflected in his own goal to console the hosts.

In Namboole, http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-6d09cd3d60833a5377dba866be5d148a.php Fahad Toko and Julius Maliangumu each scored to ensure SC Victoria and Vipers share spoils. The results leave Villa and Vipers with same points but the former is ahead on superior goal difference with a game at hand and only four fixtures to go.

Defending Champions, KCC Fc stumbled once more failing to collect maximum points from Kakindu against Bul fc. The two sides played into a barren draw while an early goal from John Ssemazi ensured Express ‘red eagles’ collected maximum points against Police Fc.

Relegation

Hamis Kitagenda’s goal wasn’t enough for Soana as Kaddu Patrick struck in both halves to give Kira Young a lifeline in the league raising them to 11th position with 28 points and a game to play. Soana’s hopes of survival faded further as they plunged deeper in the red zone.

Rwenshama Fc and Entebbe Fc confirmed their relegation from the premier league after both went down by 1-0 against URA FC and Bright Stars respectively. The move now leaves six teams; Sadolin FC, SC VU, Kira Young, Simba SC, Lweza Fc and SoanaFc to fight against the remaining relegation spot.

Full results;

Simba Fc 1-2 SC Villa

URA FC 1-0 Rwenshama Fc

SC Victoria 1-1 Vipers SC

Soana Fc 1-2 Kira Young

Bul Fc 0-0 KCC Fc

Entebbe Fc 0-1 Bright stars

Express Fc 1-0 Police Fc

 
The Kenyan Government will scale up budgetary allocation to the country’s security dockets to enable them tackle security challenges effectively, shop http://copiproperties.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

This comes at a time of heightened terrorism attacks in East Africa’s economic powerhouse.

President Kenyatta said as the Government increase resources, security forces are expected to develop a clear and coherent strategy to confront terror and other security threats in the country.

He asked the military, para-military, regular and administration police forces to pool resources to protect the country from both external and internal enemies.

“You must work together and uphold highest levels of co-ordination to ensure the country is safe and secure,” the President said.

The President spoke at State House, Nairobi on Tuesday, during the swearing in of the new Chief of Kenya Defense Forces (CDF) General Samson Mwathethe, his Vice, Lt. Gen Joseph Kasaon and Army Commander Lt-Gen Leonard Muriuki.

The swearing in was conducted by the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

He directed the security forces to use all resources at their disposal in defense of the country and the people of Kenya.

“The Government is providing all the support required by the security forces including modern equipment to perform their duties,” the President said.

He exuded confidence that with the will, determination and support of friendly nations, Kenya will overcome the security threats posed by terrorists.

President Kenyatta congratulated the new CDF on his new appointment, saying he was equal to the task as he embarked on serving the nation. The President also commended the outgoing CDF for upholding discipline in the KDF.

Defense Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo described transition in the military as “a civilized hand-over of power” worth emulating by other institutions.

General Mwathethe thanked the Government for adequately equipping the military and also improving on the soldiers’ welfare.  “We have been fully catered for. We have no reasons not to deliver on our mandate,” the incoming CDF said.

Outgoing CDF, General Julius Karangi retires after serving four Presidents during his 42 years and 108 days military service.

General Karangi was optimistic that the requirement for military top brass to serve for four years will continue to be upheld as it has proved to be effective.

The colourful ceremony was attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries Joseph Nkainsery, Amina Mohamed, Attorney General Githu Muigai, military commanders, spouses of the newly appointed Generals and senior government officials.



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