Colonel Peter Njiru is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Aide-de-Camp (ADC), a ceremonial role that is normally confused with that of guarding the Head of State or President Escort team.
To many ordinary folks, Njiru is Uhuru’s official bodyguard. However, the soldier is not a security officer, but his omnipresence gives the presidency dignity and honor.
The routine diary of Njiru revolves around escorting Uhuru out of State House into the waiting car, opening the door then standing at attention while saluting when the President sits in the back seat.
The ADC closes the door, occupying the front passenger seat. He carries Uhuru’s personal items like mobile phones and speeches to be delivered at official and public functions. Njiru also receives gifts or other items on behalf of the President.
Njiru works closely with the President Escort team Commander, who is a senior assistant commissioner of police.
The President Escort team commander is the man directly in charge of Uhuru’s personal security and that of close family members.
Other than the commander there are some the officers who ensure security for the president and they are paid based on the position they are holding
1. The basic salary for the Kenya police constable was sh. 32,880, compensation that was considerably higher than a fresh graduate in Kenya.
2. Corporals take home basic pay of Ksh 42, 660.
3. A constable pockets sh 45, 540 every end of the month.
4. Senior sergeants gets Sh50,220.
5. Police inspector earns a basic pay of Sh53,820.
6. Ass. The Superintendent of police gets Sh70,530.
7. A Superintendent procures Ksh Sh73,020
8. A Senior superintendent gets Sh85,890.
10. Assistant inspector-general of police pockets Sh187,890.
11. A senior assistant inspector-general takes home Sh274,890 every month
12. The Inspector General of Police gets Sh854,241.
The president’s escort unit plays an important role in ensuring proper security for the president and his family. Here are the basic roles;
1. To provide security and protection to His Excellency the President.
2. To provide security to the First Family.
3. Provide security to the retired Presidents.
4. Provide security to His Excellency the Deputy President.
5. Provide security to visiting Heads of State and Governments.
6. Provide Security to any other V.I.P. as may be directed by the Inspector-GeneralWould you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Admin any breaking news, your Bio, articles or advertise with us on: [email protected]