Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, November 6, attended a joint thanksgiving service for uniformed disciplined services at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi.
The country's second in command was the chief guest during the mass presided over by the Archbishop of Nairobi metropolitan, the Most Reverend Philip Anyolo, on Sunday afternoon.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki also graced the event.
The theme of the annual mass was “Do not fear for I am with you”.
The event is celebrated by members of the uniformed disciplined services and their families every year, to thank God for his blessings.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) spearheaded this year's program.
Other disciplined services represented include the Kenya Police Service, Administration Police Service, Kenya Prisons Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Forest Service and the National Youth Service.
Last year's event took place at St. Anthony’s Cathedral in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi.
Today's event comes against the backdrop of investigations into the conduct of the disbanded DCI's Special Service Unit (SSU), which has been linked to extra-judicial killings by Gachagua and his boss, President William Ruto.
Nine officers attached to the unit were last month arrested in connection with the disappearance of two Indians and their Kenyan driver in Nairobi in July.
The Indian citizens are believed to have been invited into the country to help Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party with election preparedness but went missing under unclear circumstances.
The officers were arrested after bones believed to be of the abductees were found in the Aberdare Forest after a two-day search.
More than 100 police officers were deployed to the Aberdare Forest to search for Mohamed Zaid Sami Kidwai, Zulfiqar Ahmad Khan and their driver, Nicodemus Mwania Mwange.
The suspects are remanded at Kileleshwa Police station.