Ole Lenku: Insecurity being dealt with, Kenya is safe
19 March 2014, 22:29
Nairobi - Interior security cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku has been put on the spot over increased insecurity in the country's borders but says that the country is safer.
There has been an increased spate of insecurity in the country amidst heightened terrorist activity in the country.
A truck full of explosives was this week intercepted in the coastal city of Mombasa and despite the police taking credit for the haul, Kenyans are still unconvinced about the state of the country's security.
Ole Lenku was quick to praise security forces for the intervention of the terrorist plot and despite the growing number of gun-related crime, says that there is lots to cheer for Kenyans.
" It was vital that the security forces intercepted the explosives and they did their job, he said in a press conference in Nairobi Wednesday.
" It is a job well done and one which we hope will continue as we seek to make Kenya safer, he added.
There were however questions raised over the manner in which the terrorists were able to assemble and drive the truck despite the government saying it was all over the matter.
And added to the increased murder of innocent Kenyans by gun wielding gangsters, Ole Lenku was pressed into a corner over the government's plan in handling insecurity.
" The government has increased surveillance all over the country and I would like to assure you that Kenya is safe, he said.
" If you look at the statistics, crime has indeed reduced this being since the introduction of the rapid results initiative, he added.
He also asked Kenyans to be calm and trust in the government's ability to protect the country.
" I ask Kenyans to be patient and to go on with their lives. The country is safe and we are doing all we can to ensure it remains that way.
The two suspected terrorists who were found in possession of the explosives were Wednesday charged in a Mombasa court over the act.
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