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BY CORRESPONDENT,WAJIR,27TH FEB 2018-,Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i has visited insecurity prone Wajir warning that the government will not tolerate lazy and uncooperative security officers.
Matiang’i’s visit comes just a week after Suspected Alshaabab militia killed three teachers in the area.Matiang’i has urged the police to ensure that those behind the attack are pursued and broad to book as soon as possible.
“Pursue them until the gates of hell,” was the directive given by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi following a terrorist attack in Wajir last week.“We shall not have Kenyans fearing to work in some places because of insecurity, this won’t happen,” the CS said.All teachers who were attacked were all non-locals.
Matiang’i on rape
The CS has also sounded a warning to local security chiefs against rampant rape cases in the region.The tough talking CS has warned chiefs and commissioners from the area to ensure that all perpetrators of rape are arrested and prosecuted.”Am sounding a warning to all chiefs and commissioners present,if we ever hear that rape has been reported in your respective areas,be prepared ,you will be sacked arrested and prosecuted”.Said Matiang’i.
According to the CS rampant cases of rape of young girls in the area were as a result of tradions that most community still holds on.He says such will not be tolerated.
On his part ,North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamud Saleh said they will not relent on war against the Alshabaab.He has vowed to ensure that they are pursued until they weed out terror elements in the expansive county.“They are our boys, we will get them,” he asserted.
Already one suspect is in police custody in relation to the last week’s attack seven Al-Shabaab other terrorists believed to have played a role in the attack still been sought .