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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced new measures that will help the police intensify the war on organised crime and terrorism.

The National Police Service will be equipped with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to help them perform their duties better without depending on the military, the President announced Saturday.

The President said there were also plans to provide Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) to officers deployed in volatile areas.

MRAPs are armoured vehicles designed to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks.

The plan to equip the police with such protective vehicles is a first in the history of the country and comes in the wake of increased terror threats.

Several police officers, especially in the North Eastern region, have been killed through ambushes by the Al-Shabaab who use landmines, improvised explosive devices and firearms.

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