MCTA CHAIRMAN HERSI APPLAUDS LAUNCH OF POLICE RAPID RESPONSE CARS
(Posted 21st July 2013)
(Picture courtesy of Mohammed Hersi’s Facebook page)
The Mombasa County Police has just taken delivery of 6 state of the art rapid response team cars, with the full fleet eventually comprising 30 of them.
Equipped with the latest communication equipment, connected to the net and featuring 360 degree cameras, able to zoom in on targets up to half a kilometre away, the new car fleet will undoubtedly boost security, something leading tourism and hotel stakeholders have been demanding for long.
Mohammed Hersi, Regional Manager at the coast for Sarova Hotels and General Manager of the Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa, applauded the introduction of the new cars, which will be formally launched on Monday 22nd July in Mombasa, and said on his Facebook page: ‘Mombasa County Police rapid response cars to be launched on Monday. Fully equipped patrol cars with 360 degree cameras with zoom in capacity of up to .5KM. Current units 6 target of 30 cars. Good stuff by Gov Ali Hassan Joho. Security is crucial.’
The high season is now underway at Kenya’s coast and the return of several charter flights from abroad, bringing tourists directly to Mombasa, is promising to make up for the poor first half of the year, when fears, ultimately proved entirely baseless and hyped up by unfriendly media, over potential election violence led to a significant slump in arrivals in both Mombasa and Nairobi.