We are in total control of terrorism, DP Ruto assures Kenyans
12 April 2015, 18:19
Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that the government is in control of the country's security and that they should be calm and live their lives as normal.
The DP speaking during a church service in Starehe Nairobi Sunday, assured Kenyans that they need be calm and avoid getting distracted by terrorists as the government is in control of the situation.
He spoke in the aftermath of the stampede at the University of Nairobi which saw students mistake a transformer explosion for a terror attack and many jump from as high as the fifth and sixth floors of their hostels.
1 has been confirmed dead and over 150 injured.
" We are in control of the situation. I urge Kenyans to be calm and ensure that they do not give terrorists leverage by panicking. We are in control of the situation," he pleaded.
He also called on leaders to support the government in its efforts to deal with terrorism and not cheer terrorists efforts.
" We are on the same side. Let us be together in this. It is our country and it is a battle we have to face together. We need support and not criticism," he added.
He also confirmed that the government would insist on closure of the Dadaab refugee camp, saying Kenya has top cut its losses after years of being generous.
" It has been 30 years of generosity and we are repaid with terror attacks. We are going to insist for its closure," he added.
The government has handed the United Nations Refugee body three months to close the camp after it emerged that it has been a centre for radicalization and terror planning.
The government has been under pressure for its handling of matters security in the aftermath of the Garissa University terror attack that saw 148 people killed.
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