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Presidential security escort unit, who are they?

You are probably already thinking about the men in suits and sunglasses guarding the president, well that's only a small portion of the team. The head of State has at his disposal more than 300 specially trained officers working in shifts to prevent fatigue especially when he has a tightly packed schedule.

The presidential security unit is established to support the following function of the Kenya police service in accordance with section 24 of the National Police service Act , 2011.To provide security and protection to his Excellency the president, to the first family, to provide security to retired presidents , to his Excellency the deputy president, to visiting heads of state and any other VIP as may be directed by the Inspector general.

The elite unit is trained to provide VIP security but their own lives can be incredibly dangerous . The job description included both protection and investigation. They spend long hours watching crowds for suspicious behavior, constantly functioning on high alert. They carry weapons , investigate crimes and secure locations.

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