The Cabinet has today approved the formation and  operationalisation of a Multi-Agency team on Public Order, citing growing political tensions in the country that have threatened peace and security.

According to a statement from the Office of the President, the Cabinet has noted with concern that over the last month, and as the Government progressively eased the containment measures put in place to stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease, Kenya has experienced growing political tensions that have exacerbated partisan divides and threatened peace, security and harmony within the country.

“This fast-evolving situation threatens to derail the delivery of the Administration’s transformative agenda for the Country; as well as jeopardize Kenya’s image and place within the community of nations, which has been recently uplifted by Kenya’s membership of the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member. 

In that regard, Cabinet unanimously endorsed and ratified the prescriptions and directives as issued by the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) as National Security Advisory, whose effect would commence immediately.  To institutionalize the prescriptions and directives issued by the NSAC, Cabinet approved the establishment and immediate operationalization of a Multi –Agency Team on Public Order,” the statement read in part.