Min­istry ‘work­ing round the clock’ to en­sure safety

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The In­te­rior min­istry is work­ing round the clock to en­sure those be­hind the Man­dera at­tack are brought to book.

CS Joseph Nkaissery yes­ter­day said he has not been fully briefed about the is­sue, but con­firmed 12 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a woman, died in the 2.30am in­ci­dent.

He spoke in Kwale. “The im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice planted by al­leged sus­pected al Shabaab blew a wall of a guest house. We are still get­ting more in­for­ma­tion and our peo­ple are on the ground to en­sure those in­volved are ap­pre­hended,” Nkaissery said.

He said the In­te­rior min­istry is putting mea­sures in place to en­sure Kenyans are safe.

The CS dis­puted claims by res­i­dents that po­lice were not pa­trolling the re­gion. “Our officers were on pa­trol and that is why they man­aged to re­pulse the sus­pects and pro­tect lives. More peo­ple who could have been in­jured,” he said.

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