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Kwale leaders ask President to focus on helping pev victims

08 December 2014, 14:31 John Kioko

Kwale - Kwale politicians have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to focus on helping victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

Nominated MP Zuleikha Juma and Chama cha Uzalendo National vice chair Richard Onsongo have told Uhuru to ensure the victims get justice.

Speaking separately in Kwale County, the two said now that charges against the President at the International Criminal Court have been withdrawn, he has no reason to neglect the victims.

Speaking at Mwangulu market in LungaLunga Kwale on Saturday, Zuleikha said that the PEV victims are still suffering six years after the disputed election that left many people dead and others displaced.

“We congratulate the President on the withdrawal of his case. Now and we are urging him to ensure the violence victims settle,” she said.

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The legislator pointed out that Uhuru have no reason to not help the PEV victims, some of whom have never had a place to call home since the 2007-2008 violence.

“We want him to act now because those people were totally affected,” she noted.

Speaking at Ukunda on Friday, Onsongo said that the President should now start serving the country freely and without discrimination.

“Uhuru has no reason to complain in future that the case dragged him and failed to serve Kenyans, he should come back with full force and do what he has not done as his time runs out,” said Onsongo.

He said that the President is now fully in charge of the country and so he should protect Kenyans by all means by dealing with the issue of insecurity which has been on the rise.

“We have seen him replacing Joseph Ole Lenku and Kimaiyo resigning but that is not enough. We want Deputy Inspector of police Grace Kahindi and Samuel Arachi to go as well,” he added.

He said the two served under Kimaiyo and Ole Lenku and so they should follow them as they have been a disgrace in the security department.

“We want Kenyans to be secured and that can only be done by the President,” added Onsongo.

Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua last week was quoted calling for sacking of Director of criminal investigation Ndegwa Muhoro and the two police chiefs over the runaway insecurity in the country.

Issues of insecurity in the country ranging from killings of police officers by bandits to massacre of innocent Kenyans by terrorists has been on the rise with the government promise of protection failing terribly.

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