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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A video posted on the Administration Police Service (APS) twitter account has excited many netizens. The video shows female law enforcers from the APS, RDU and SWAT team pouncing on three notorious fraudsters along Moi Avenue earlier this month. The video shows the women armed to the teeth running after the thugs and pinning them down to the ground. It looked like it was a struggle but netizens praised the female law enforcers for their strength as they managed to bring strong men down. The caption used by
(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.
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.
Makueni County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim has warned people who are fueling fight at the Makueni-Kajiado counties border at Mukululo, Kibwezi, in Makueni County. Maalim, who spoke when he visited the area, issued a dust-to-dawn curfew in the area in a bid to help calm the situation in the area. His order comes a day after two were killed in a late-night attack where the two communities are said to be fighting over pasture. “From this minute, GSU and RDU and even our officers have taken over this place, and
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.
National police service is mourning after loosing one of the senior officers who was a field craft and a tactics instructor at National Police Service camp in Embakasi. The late officer by the name Mr. Ratema was known for his tactics, hardworking and understanding. He was residing at Embakasi "A" Camp. His demise was from a short illnesses. His collogues said that he was a healthy person until he complained of persisting body pains, he was admitted at the hospital where he passed on while receiving treatment.
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