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Citizen Weekly

Monday, 23 March 2015


Police officers will be recruited afresh in April after the High Court nullified last year’s hiring for being marred with bribery.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery made the announcement on Saturday in Kajiado after handing over the Kajiado Central CDF office to new MP Elijah Memusi.
Nkaissery said the security of the country is paramount and the government is ready to defend citizens against external and internal attacks.
The CS said Mandera county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo is not leaving the county.
He said Mandera Governor Ali Roba and those others agitating for teh commissioner's removal should understand he is a representative of the national government.
 “The governor should not incite the people of Mandera,” Nkaissery said.
Several members of the Mandera county assembly on Friday led peaceful demonstrations demanding Nkoyo's removal.
The MCAs said Nkoyo has been unable to tackle insecurity in the county, which has left many people dead since last year.
They said the county commissioner is responsible for the deteriorating security.
“We are joining our governor in condemning the deeds of Nkoyo as the chairman of the county security committee and we shall keep demonstrating until he is removed from Mandera,” said Mandera Township MCA Feisal Abdinoor.
Nkaissery said it is wrong for leaders to politicise security in North Eastern as gangs may take the opportunity to hit back.
“We are doing everything possible to ensure security countrywide,” he said.