Garissa County security chiefs risk censure following terror attack
17 April 2015, 10:47
Nairobi – Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichung’wah will table a motion in Parliament next week seeking to have Garissa County security officers punished for failing to stop the Garissa University attack that left 148 students dead and over 100 injured.
Ichung’wah said Garissa County commissioner and his deputy are to be held responsible for the attack for failure to act on intelligence information relayed from December 2014.
Ichung’wah revealed that his motion is derived from the powers vested in the controversial Security Bill passed in December last year.
“I am confident other MPs will overwhelmingly support my motion to have the Garissa County security officers censured. Once passed, I also ask the Security Cabinet Secretary to move with speed to censure the County commissioners,” said Ichung’wah.
Samburu North MP, Alloys Lentoimanga who vowed to support the motion, said pastoral communities are suffering from cattle rustling due to negligence by County security officers.
“I support the motion for the censure of County security commanders who have failed to stop crime in volatile areas. There is no any security operation in Baragoi, Kapedo and other regions of pastoralists to curb cases of cattle rustling,” said Lentoimanga.
The Samburu North MP asked the government to ensure officers in charge of security both at national and County level account for any security lapses in their respective areas of jurisdiction to ensure all citizens are safe.
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