Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has urged the security forces operating in the Northern parts of the country to work closely with the communities to enhance security.

CS Kindiki was speaking in Shanta Abak town during the commissioning of the sub-county where he was the chief guest.

He said that there is a need to make the public part of the security operations by making sure that they are not hurt or injured unjustly.

“I am asking the special forces who are working in this area to work closely with communities so that we move from the old way of doing things where the public does not see the direct connection and relationship with the security agencies. We want to improve the relation between our security process and the residents of Northern Kenya,” he said.

He thanked the security agencies for their continued dedication to their duty and ensuring that the country is safe. He acknowledged the good work done by security agencies in the region, thanking the, for their continued bravery in dealing with insecurities.

The CS commended the forces for keeping the faith even in loss of life and injuries. CS Kindiki also urged the local community to change their perception of security operations so that there can be a united front against Al-Shabab and banditry in the country.

Recently, the CS revealed that the government had rolled out Sh7 billion state-of-the-art security equipment to bolster safety measures in regions prone to terrorism and banditry.