Chiefs and their assistants in insecurity-prone areas will be vetted before being issued with firearms.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said the process will commence immediately with the aim of establishing their suitability to possess firearms.
He further announced that a policy directive is out for each chief to be assigned five police officers to assist in maintaining law and order within their jurisdictions.
He was speaking Friday when he presided over his first pass out parade of the 448 Assistant County Commissioners at Embakasi AP Training College (APTC).
He urged them to remain strictly apolitical in their service.
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He also reminded security officers to use their weapons according to the rule of law if need be.