Nkaissery sworn in, asks Kenyans to be vigilant
24 December 2014, 15:02
Nairobi - Joseph Nkaissery has been sworn in as cabinet secretary for Interior and has asked Kenyans to be vigilant over the festive period.
Nkaissery was sworn in by president Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday at his Harambee House office and immediately asked Kenyans to be vigilant and be their brothers keepers.
He also asked that all Kenyans ensure they are aware of their surroundings.
He however echoed the feelings of most Kenyans by stating that there has been a problem and that the government is keeping a close eye on its borders and internal affairs.
" I take this opportunity to thank president Uhuru Kenyatta for bestowing on me the great privilege to serve as CS Interior".
" As I take the office today, I wish to say clearly that the sorting out of the security affairs cannot be a Nkaissery only affair. It will take Kenyans too to ensure we are safe".
" Please, let us be our brothers and sisters keepers," he asked.
He also insisted that security agencies are on high alert especially during the current festive period.
" I confirm to Kenyans that security agency is alert to keep all Kenyans safe during this festive season.
Nkaissery will be tasked with ensuring Kenya's borders are secure, as well as engaging policy makers on better ways of enhancing security and building a bullet proof network to ensure that the country is safe.
He succeeds Joseph Ole Lenku who was sacked last month for continued under-performance, a man he mentioned in his speech also saying he will make changes to his security team.
" I wish to thank my predecessor for his service to the country and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
" I will not let Kenyans down. The team I'm going to work with is a good team. If we need to re-train people we will. But there will be changes. That is for sure".
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