MPs to debate, adopt Garissa col­lege ter­ror at­tack re­port

In­sti­tu­tion was at­tacked on April 1, 2015. One hun­dred and forty-seven peo­ple killed, mostly stu­dents. More than 100 peo­ple were in­jured

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament - SA­MUEL KISIKA @KisikaSam

MPs are ex­pected to debate and adopt the Garissa Univer­sity Col­lege ter­ror at­tack in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port when they re­sume to­mor­row from a two-week re­cess.

Na­tional As­sem­bly Ma­jor­ity leader Aden Duale said the in­quiry re­port by the de­part­men­tal com­mit­tee on Na­tional Se­cu­rity and Ad­min­is­tra­tion will be given pri­or­ity be­fore MPs break for two months in De­cem­ber.

Al Shabaab mil­i­tants at­tacked the col­lege on April 1 last year, leav­ing 147 peo­ple, mostly stu­dents, dead. More than 100 oth­ers were in­jured.

Po­lice in June this year an­nounced the killing of the at­tack mas­ter­mind, Mo­hamed Dulya­dayn, alias Kuno Ga­mad­here, in Kis­mayo through a joint op­er­a­tion by Somalia and for­eign troops.

The re­port await­ing tabling con­tains de­tails of the at­tack and how var­i­ous se­cu­rity agen­cies re­sponded. It will also re­veal pos­si­ble se­cu­rity lapses and make rec­om­men­da­tions.

“Other re­ports to be dealt with are in­ves­ti­ga­tion into wildlife poach­ing by the En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources com­mit­tee, and the in­quiry into pro­cure­ment of the apron buses by the Kenya Air­ports Au­thor­ity by the de­part­men­tal com­mit­tee on Trans­port, Pub­lic Works and Hous­ing,” Duale said. Dur­ing the in­quiry, Trans­port Com­mit­tee chair­man and Starehe MP Maina Ka­manda was told the five apron buses that charged Sh10 mil­lion per month for shut­tling pas­sen­gers at JKIA were smug­gled into the coun­try.

MPs will adopt the Agri­cul­ture, Live­stock and Co­op­er­a­tives com­mit­tee in­quiry re­port on a con­sign­ment of fer­tilis­ers by the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture. They will pri­ori­tise the vet­ting of chair­per­son nom­i­nee Julius Githiri for ap­point­ment to the Na­tional Au­thor­ity for the Cam­paign against Al­co­hol and Drug Abuse. Bills in the Sec­ond Read­ing set for debate in­clude the Con­tempt of Court Bill, and the Pe­nal Code (Amend­ment) Bill.


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