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MP says Nkaissery, Boinett have failed first test

04 April 2015, 11:14 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Hamisi MP Charles Gimose has blamed Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Joseph Nkaissery, and Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, over the Garissa terror attack, saying they have failed their first test to provide lasting solutions to terror attacks in country.

Gimose said that the Jubilee government had concentrated on reactive gimmicks instead of providing preventive measures regarding the country's security.

"We are tired of reacting to insecurity cases in the country. What we need the government to do is provide preventive measures once and for all," said Gimose.

The legislator said that when teachers were killed in Mandera last year, the government could foresee that educational institutions at the insecurity prone regions were in danger of being attacked any time, and could therefore provide necessary and lasting security solutions.

"Instead of foreseeing the imminent danger our educational institutions were facing, we went ahead and interdicted and even sacked teachers who had refused to go back to the North Eastern region, sacrificing them as if they had planned the terror attacks," he said.

Other leaders in Vihiga County condemned the terror attack on Garissa University College, which claimed 148 lives, terming the incident barbaric.

Sabatia legislator, Alfred Agoi, said that cutting short the lives of budding youths was so painful for the country and that lasting solutions should be sought against insecurity.

"May I express my sincere condolences to the families of 148 youths, who perished in the Garissa terror attack. It is the saddest day in the history of the country to lose such budding youths at the hands of the gunmen," said Agoi.

African Divine Church archbishop, John Chabuga, said that religion should not be used as a discriminatory agent in attacking innocent students undertaking their studies and propagating insecurity in the country.

Gimose further said that President Uhuru's directive for the 10,000 police recruits whose case is in court over corruption allegations to go for training was ironical of his latest stance on corruption.

"I don't see the nexus for the President fighting corruption when the police recruits were procured on corruption grounds. There shouldn't be selective justice in the country," he said.

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