Mutunga asks Kenyans to help weed out terrorists
07 April 2015, 15:57
Nairobi – Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has called on Kenyans to collaborate with security officers by providing information on suspected terrorists.
Mutunga, who sent his message of condolence to the 148 bereaved families of Garissa University students, asked citizens to remain united and provide information to security officers to help curb more terror attacks in the nation.
“Words do not begin to express the shock, anger and grief I feel at the attack on Garissa University College on Thursday,” said Mutunga.
“Such pointless loss of life and limb should doubtless rally the nation and spur it into positive action that yields justice but also prevents any recurrence,” he added.
However, the CJ warned that despite the nation’s collective grief by the heinous Garissa mass killings, the saddening situation should not be a justification to go against the law.
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“Merchants of terror invest in lawlessness; the rule of law is the refuge of every other Kenyan. The Judiciary will play its role in ensuring that due process is followed, truth pursued and justice served for victim and perpetrator alike in this and in all other matters that are brought before the courts,” said Mutunga.
Mutunga noted that the Judiciary recognizes the danger posed by terrorism and affirmed that his institution is holding dialogue with other government agencies to find an appropriate solution in dealing with the challenge without contravening the Constitution.
He lauded the security officers who continue to put their lives at risk on line of duty to defend the law and nation’s liberty particularly in neutralizing the Garissa University attack in addition to volunteers who mitigated the terror tragedy.
He wished comfort to the 148 bereaved families as well as quick recovery for the over 100 injured students.
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