Somali Police Set For Elections

The police African Union Mission in Somalia has commenced training police officers from all the regions of the country in a move to have a secure the electoral process.

The first training sessions carried out in Kismayo and Baidoa, is aimed at educating and preparing police for the forthcoming electoral process.

Among the subjects tackled is election security, voting systems and electoral justice.

Speaking at the launch of the training in Kismayo, the Jubbaland Police Commissioner, Lt.Col Hassan Kheyre, welcomed the initiative by AMISOM, the United Nations that the sessions will help prepare security officers ahead of the electoral process.

Inspector Tom Naibei from AMISOM Police Training and Development Department says they are training the Somali Police Force on the critical issues of elections.

Story By Benjamin Jumbe