The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU), a Department under the Inspector General of Police Service has advised institutions to be vigilant and embed security awareness at all levels of the organisation.
While Kenya’s security personnel are doing everything possible to enforce the much needed security in a bid to avert dangers caused by cases of heinous attacks, institutions such as JKUAT through mitigation and preparedness paradigm need to play their part in intercepting criminal activities at preliminary phases thus making JKUAT and Kenya at large, secure.
Addressing JKUAT’s Council and top management during a sensitization meeting at the Juja Main Campus, May 27, 2019, NDMU officials led by Tabitha Atieno said, the purpose of the sensitization was to create basic awareness on safety, security and emergency management and enhance cooperation between JKUAT, the general public and security agencies.
The Chair of Council, Prof. Paul Kanyari, commended the unit for the sensitization and urged all participants to take the training seriously as insecurity had become everyone’s concern.
On her part, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi said the University would continuously ensure that all staff and students were protected in the best way possible.
The sensitization training administered to both staff and students included practical defensive drills, fire safety, terror response and awareness, basic defense tactics and incident command system cum preparedness.