National Police Service receives 40 vehicles to enhance mobility

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 00:00 |
DT Dobie Managing Director Chris Ndala (right) and NPS Director of Planning and Logistics Patrick Ndunda flag off the 40 Volkswagen Tiguan SUVs, yesterday. Photo/PD/PHILIP KAMAKYA

National Police Service yesterday received 40 additional vehicles to through a leasing deal with RentCo Africa Limited.

The locally assembled vehicles, Volkswagen Tiguan, were leased to meet the ever growing NPS workload and to boost their effectiveness and rapid response to incidents of crime.

NPS has so far leased more than 3,200 vehicles through the same deal.

NPS Director of Planning and Logistics Patrick Ndunda, who represented the Inspector General of Police during the handing over, said the leasing deal, which began in 2013, has boosted police mobility and effectiveness.

“To be able to uphold the rule of law for a safe and secure society, the police service needs vehicles that are fuel efficient, reliable and with adequate safety features.

We are proud to add these locally assembled vehicles to our fleet,” Ndunda said.

 DT Dobie Managing Director Chris Ndala said the vehicles had numerous safety features and other features to tackle off-road terrain.

Great emphasis

“The vehicles have many safety features including Anti-locking Brake System and stability control.

We also place great emphasis on top class servicing, maintenance and repairs. We also have substantial stocks of genuine spare parts which carry warranties,” Ndala said.

He added that for over eight years, DT Dobie had been assembling vehicles at the Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers in Thika and that they were working with the government to expand the local assembly of passenger cars, buses and light commercial vehicles and big trucks.

This, he said, would reduce the importation of used vehicles and instead provide jobs for Kenyans.

Leasing is fast gaining momentum in the country with most institutions preferring to outsource vehicles, departing from the tradition of owning them.

It is preferred because the leasing company is responsible for repairs, fuel, insurance and maintenance of the vehicles. 

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