Senior Adminstration Officers in a past security function ( Photo Courtesy) An equivalent of the General Service Unit ( GSU) wing of the Kenya Police Servive, the Rapid Deployment Unit ( RDU) is a specialised unit of the Adminstration Police. Created in 2000 to deal with special assignments, RDU is one of the most deadly security units in the country.
A soldier at a past crime scene Different police units combined efforts on Saturday, 1 May 2021, to gun down dangerously armed bandits in a deadly shootout.At least two bandits armed with AK-47 and several rounds of ammunition were today neutralized at Kamwenje in Laikipia County.
Besides Recce squad and Long range surveillance unit, Kenya also boasts another deadly unit known as RDU who have tactics that are the same as those of USA's Swat team. The all female Kenyan SWAT team is made up of 48 commandos who are all members of the administrative police force (AP) and have been trained to deal with terrorists such as Al-Shabaab and armed gunmen in close battle.
These are the main differences between General Service Unit (GSU) and Administration Police (AP) which are both Police Service Unit in Kenya. GSU is a wing in the Kenya Police Service consisting of highly trained police officers. AP is wing in the Kenya Police Service, Security Organization which is a branch of Republic of Kenya's National Police Service.
Panic has engulfed Marigat sub-county in Baringo county after heavily armed bandits allegedly stormed a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) camp among other camps and wreaked havoc.According to the source, a group of suspected armed Pokot bandits raided Mukutani area and attacked all security camps.The affected camps included General Service Unity (GSU) camp, the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) camp, KDF camp and Mukutani Police Station.
Ever met a police van and wondered why all the police officers are women dressed in military combat and heavily armed? Meet Kenya's first female commandos known as Swat from Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) which falls under administration police. The main function of RDU is the provision and maintenance of peace and security in adverse situations within the country.
The Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) is the equivalent of the General Service Unit of the Kenya Police Service; it is also known as Radi (lightning in Swahili). Throughout the 1960s, the Administration Police (AP) were regularly deployed to fight the Shifta War in northeastern Kenya.
The brutal killings that have been ongoing in Kapedo are becoming a norm in Kenya. We have lost senior police officers and KDF soldiers in Kapedo. However,we all know that death strikes when we least expect. Kenyans lost a senior RDU officer, Benaon Kaburu who was brutally shot in Kapedo. He was serving as Rapid Deployment Unit at Kapedo by bandits. According to The Kenya National Police Service Family on their Facebook page the senior officer was given his final send off today. It is so heartbreaking to rhe
A military team drawn from Rapid Deployment Units (RDU), Border Patrol Units (BPU) and Administration Police (AP) Special Forces wing yesterday morning stormed an Alshabaab malitias camp deep inside Boni forest, Lamu in South East Kenya. Several Alshabaab malitias killed and others were arrested. This happened just at a close proximity to US Naval base in Manda, Kenya. The Camp Simba is at Manda Airstrip. The camp is used by Kenya and United States Troops and is located in Manda, Lamu County.￼ Some of the
AP is a civilian police unit under the Kenya Police which is mandated in protecting Kenya internal threats although it has different units that carrIes out various paramilitary operations which are secretive even officers in the service know little about their classified operations. Here are units that carry such operations in the administration police. RAPID DEVELOPMENT UNIT(RDU) This group are commonly known as RADI(THUNDER) within the ranks of administration police,it operates under a commanding officer
Sleuths are currently investigating an incident where a Police Officer was reportedly shot during a horrifying gun fight with bandits. According to a police report, OB No. 4/07/06/21 at Nakukulas police post, the station received information from unknown person of mobile No. 0714XXXXXX that at around 2000hrs unknown bandits believed to be pokot raided lopii area and fled with unknown number of livestock.
When Kenya has suddenly come under a terrorist attack, most probably, the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) officers will be the first to arrive. These are specially trained police officers who counter terror attacks. RDU is an elite squad capable of quick deployment to areas affected by insecurity.
The general elections are around the corner and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is all eyes to ensure that everything is set up. The second phase of voter registration is soon ending and this will give the electoral body enough time to make final finishes on the elections process.
(photos courtesy) Several police officers have been left nursing gunshot wounds after a fierce fire exchange with suspected Alshabab Militias.According to CitizenTVKe, the incident occurred in Wajir County where a deadly gunfight erupted as police officers tried to repel the outlawed group.During the fierce shootout, several police officers sustained some injuries, however, two members of the outlawed Alshabab militias were gunned down.
Security Officers in Turkana South, Turkana County are currently holding four suspected members of unlawful gang believed to be behind highway attacks along the Kainuk-Kaakong highway. While speaking to the press, the officers noted that the said suspects were nabbed at KWS area. Following the operation conducted headed by Haron Odhiambo, the Kainuk Officer Commanding Station (OCS) and Salah Mohammed, the Rapid Deploying Unit (RDU) Commander, several items were seized, among them nine rounds of ammunition and two guns.
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Police backup teams have started leaving Nairobi County to go into various regions of the country ahead of the next week’s August 9th, 2022 general elections. The team first went at the Administration Police Training College in Nairobi for final briefing and preparations before they left.
The rapid deployment unit wing of Administration police has been thrown into mourning after their colleague who has barely served two years accidentally slided into the deep waters of lake Baringo yesterday evening. According to information from the dreaded unit that is currently deployed in bandit-ridden Baringo county, John Muinde Kathini (victim) who joined the force in 2021 was in his normal routine duties in the company of other six Officer's for administrative duties at around 1600hrs along the shores of lake Baringo before he accidentally slipped off and drowned in the deep waters of the lake.
The Late Apc Benson Kaburu, a GSU officer killed by Kapedo bandits has finally been laid to rest at Kianjagi, Tharaka Nithi County. Until his demise, the late was serving at Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) H- Coy (KAPEDO). In attendance were fellow officers and RDU Commandant SAID J. Akoru who paid their last respects and condoled with the bereaved family of the Officer. The head of the specialized Unit also vented his heartfelt condolences and praised the officer for being sedulous in job. The officer, Tact
In some earlier reports, police officers deployed in Wajir had ambushed Alshabab Militias who were trying to destroy communication equipment in the area.Sources indicate that at least 10 members of the outlawed Alshabab Militias were eyed by RDU officers in Wajir.Without recourse, police officers and Militias engaged in a fierce gunfight where two of the Militias were left dead.
Government deploys dreaded GSU, RDU officers to restore calm in Laikipia. Heavy deployment due to reports that bandits had sophisticated weapons. Police APCs deployed to access far areas in the difficult terrain. Exclusive aerial footage showing armed bandits in volatile Ol Moran area inside the Laikipia nature conservancy; subdued and running for safety.