The Kenya national police service, which comprises of General Service Unit (GSU), Administration Police (AP), and Kenya Police, has a number of units within it but most people are conversant with the Recce Squad, which has been seen in a number of missions across the country.
Here is a look into 5 deadly units that are within the police service.
Administration Police Special Force (SOG)
SOG is arguably the second most lethal police unit after the Recce Squad. The unit has its operations so classified that not even the regular officers have a clue.
The squad, according to reports, receives specialized training from the US and Israel. The squad is said to be more dangerous than most KDF units. During the terror attack on Riverside in January 2019, the group's artillery and combat experience shocked many.
The SOG unit has undergone extensive training in direct action, forcible entry, and counterterrorism.
Rapid Deployment Unit. (RDU)
The RDU is mainly tasked with responding to emergencies threats to law and order for a limited time. This unit is led by a commanding officer most of which are trained abroad.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU)
This is a key unit of the Administration Police, with offices all around the country. The company's headquarters are located in Athi River. It was designed to safeguard critical infrastructures such as power lines, fiber optic cables, highways, and data centers.
Security Of Government Buildings Unit (SGB)
The Security of Government Buildings Unit (SGB) was established in 1977, to provide security for government buildings within the Nairobi area. The unit was previously known as Government Buildings Security (GBS). It was a subunit of AP headed by an officer commanding (OC).
Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU)
The Border Police Unit (BPU) formerly known as Rural Border Patrol Unit (RBPU) was established on 1st July 2008 with its headquarters situated at Emali, then was later moved to Kanyonyoo in Kitui County. It was formed to combat cross-border crime.
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