Nkaissery defends decision to extend Garissa curfew
19 May 2015, 22:13
Nairobi - Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaisserry defended the decision to extend the curfew imposed on Garissa County by a month.
Nkaissery extended the curfew that was imposed by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, in a Special Gazzette Notice dated 15 May, 2015.
However, this did not sit well with a section of leaders from the region who threatened to petition him in Parliament over the matter.
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He said the move was intended to enable security agencies who are on the ground gather some crucial leads on terror elements after the attack on Garissa University College, where 148 people were killed.
“My actions are legitimate as the region has not yet been pacified following the recent terror attack at the university,” he said on Monday in Nairobi.
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