President fires Ole Lenku
02 December 2014, 16:33
Nairobi - Interior Minister has been fired following an attack Tuesday by Al Shabaab militants that killed more than 36 people.
President Uhuru Kenyatta named an opposition politician and former army general, Joseph Nkaissery, to replace Interior Minister Ole Lenku.
Police Chief David Kimaiyo said he resigned for personal reasons.
Public pressure had been mounting for the two officials to be replaced following a string of extremist attacks, including one 10 days ago in which 28 non-Muslims were dragged out of a bus and shot dead by Islamic extremists.
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