Kenya Second Lady Dorcas Rigathi has said the government will support police officers to solemnize their marriages through mass weddings.
Mrs. Rigathi, who is a pastor, said the initiative will be handled under the Office of the Spouse of the Deputy President (OSDP) in a bid to uphold family values and chaplaincy.
Speaking on Sunday during the commissioning of 11 police officers to be bishop, evangelists, and pastors at the Nyeri Administration Police Line, Mrs. Rigathi promised to personally attend the annual mass weddings in support of strong families for police.
"We shall work together to strengthen families and to promote the sanctity and dignity of marriage. We shall encourage cohesive families and in order to do this with the National Police Service we shall organize marriages for uniformed police in mass weddings every year," she said.
She pointed out that her office will work together with the police chaplaincy led by Chief Chaplain of the APs Bishop Dr. Kipkoech Kibet in advocating for strong family values across the security service.
While affirming her belief that strong families are the basic unit of society, the Second Lady said she has been married to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for 35 years.
“There is a transformation happening in this country, even as we witness today’s occasion of our security officers being commissioned to the priesthood. I urge all officers to always stand by the truth, and they will succeed,” she added.