Govt vows to ensure civil servants safety in northern region
04 March 2015, 08:03
Nairobi - The government on Tuesday assured civil servants working in the northern region that security has been enhanced there and in other parts of the country.
"To move out any civil servant from the northeastern region or any other part of the county because of terror threats will be a victory for the terrorists and that should not happen," said Deputy President William Ruto.
Ruto said security forces had restored peace in the region and were still deployed there to prevent recurrence of any incident.
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He said Kenya would further ensure the safe for any Kenyan to work anywhere in the country.
His remarks came after more than 1,000 teachers who have been camping at the Teachers Service Commission headquarters in the capital Nairobi announced not to return to northern Kenya, citing insecurity and hostility towards them by local communities.
The teachers were demanding the government to solve insecurity in the region and deter any instances where they could be targeted by local communities as revenge.
Their anguish follows two attacks by Al-Shabaab militants in November and December last year, in which 64 people were killed in the northern border town of Mandera.
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