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Kimaiyo: Govt won’t relent on war against terror

24 April 2014, 10:16 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – Inspector General (IG) of Police, David Kimaiyo has affirmed that the government will not relent on the war against terrorism following Wednesday evening’s blast at Pangani Police station that claimed lives of four people including two police officers on patrol.

Kamaiyo has directed the National Police Service officers countrywide to tighten their belts in the fight against terrorism until the war is won.

“I want to assure Kenyans that war against terrorism is still on and we are not relenting. We cannot be cowed by such heinous acts and therefore I fully declare war against any acts of crime in the country,” Kimaiyo said in a press release issued to the media.

He reiterated that at around 8pm on Wednesday, police officers on patrol saw a Toyota Corrolla NZE driving on the wrong side of the road and the officers flagged down the occupants to be questioned regarding their motive but the respondents remained adamant in responding.   

It was then that the two officers entered the occupants’ car to ensure they don’t escape as they escorted them to Pangani Police Station for further interrogation. However, on reaching Police station’s gate, one of the suspects, upon sensing danger, ignited the IED that had been mounted at the boot of their car leading to the blast that killed all occupants.

“I mourn the loss of the two gallant officers who have died in their line of duty as they were defending and protecting our beloved country. Were it not for them, the IED could have caused a huge damage. Their devotion and dedication will forever be remembered by us,” said Kimaiyo.

He called upon members of the public to share any information with law enforcement agencies to ensure war against terrorism succeeds.

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