Senate wants president to sack heads of security organs
10 April 2014, 13:53
Nairobi - Members of the senate have urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to sack heads of security organs over high levels of insecurity in the country.
The country has been hit by a large spate of insecurity which has caused loss of lives, property and potential business.
The president has spoken of the government's ability to deal with the issue but that has been met with further attacks from terrorists and gangsters.
Interior security cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Lenku and inspector general of Police David Kimaiyo have been under pressure over the state of the country's security from human rights organizations, activists and the public in general.
They have however failed to deal with it conclusively thus pressure on the president to sack them from the senate.
A number of senators have argued that there is reason in the president seeking alternatives to the country's security situation.
" There is need for the president to seek change because the situation is out of hand and has been dealt with in the wrong way, Mombasa senator Hassan Omar said.
His Mandera counterpart Billow Kerrow also faulted the current leadership of taking security for granted.
" We need to see the president take charge of the situation because the current security bosses have not performed, he added.
Nominated senator Martha Wangare also added that that levels of insecurity had made Kenya unsafe.
" It is unsafe to be in the country and not just the public but wildlife too which have suffered badly under the current team, she said.
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