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Impose curfew in North Eastern, Central MPs tell Nkaissery

20 July 2015, 09:14 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - A group of MPs from Central Kenya have asked Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery to impose a night curfew in North Eastern counties.

The MPs led by Mount Kenya parliamentary group chairman, Dennis Waweru of Dagorreti South constituency, said only a curfew can make the region secure from terror raids by Al Shabaab militias.

“Nkaissery must work to ensure this country is secure. A curfew must be re-imposed in Lamu, Garissa and Mandera counties. We shall hold Nkaissery responsible,” said Waweru during the funeral service of 11 quarry workers who were killed by Al Shabaab gunmen at Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County.

Waweru further asked National Assembly majority leader, Aden Duale and other North Eastern leaders to deliver the list of terrorists and their sympathisers, which they promised in the wake of the Garissa University College attack in April.

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“Duale said he and other leaders would furnish the state with names of terrorists and their sympathizers in their region. We want to remind him that now it is over 100 days and we have not seen the list. North Eastern leaders must come out clean,” said the politician.

Waweru was accompanied by Nyeri Senator Mutahi Kagwe, Nyeri MP Priscilla Nyokabi, Kieni MP Kanini Kega, Tetu MP Ndung'u Gethenji and Maragua MP Kamande Mbuku among others.

They lamented that more than 30 people from Nyeri County have been killed by the Somali-based terror group in less than one year.

The leaders asked the President to declare a crackdown on Al Shabaab, similar to the one he issued on illicit and second-generation alcohol.

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