Duale: Gov't will not allow insecurity, lawlessness to thrive in the country
While assuring Kenyans that the Kenya Kwanza government is committed to protecting all citizens, Defence CS Aden Duale said that wananchi have a big role to play in ensuring that peace and security is realized.
- CS Duale - speaking during the official launch of young Muslim girls secondary in Garissa town - said that the Kenya Kwanza government was determined to ensure that all corners of the country are peaceful.
Defense Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale said that the government will act tough on anyone hell bent on destabilizing the security of the country.
Duale at the same time said that wananchi have a big role to play in ensuring that peace and security is realized.
Speaking during the official launch of young Muslim girls secondary in Garissa town where he was the chief guest, Duale said that the Kenya Kwanza government was determined to ensure that all corners of the country are peaceful.
"As a government we will do everything possible to make sure that we protect Kenyans and their property. we will not compromise on that," the Defense CS said
He went on: "but for that to be achieved you must also play your role by working closely with the security apparatus by identifying and reporting any threats when you come across them or identifying criminals elements hiding in your midst.”
'Recruit more teachers'
During the function several leaders led by Garissa Governor Nathif Jama urged the CS to push for the recruitment of more teachers saying that the shortage has over the years affected the education standards especially in schools that are in far-flung areas.
“Today we have a number of ECD teachers that we have employed are teaching the upper classes because of the shortage. We want you to talk the CS education so that the teachers are brought back to the schools as schools re-open next week,” he said.
But the former Garissa township MP, while acknowledging that the region was indeed suffering from a shortage of teachers, said that it was as a result on insecurity challenging the leaders to do more to improve it.
“I want to urge our leaders that we fully cooperate on this issue and find a lasting solution to it. Currently we are now constructing the Lapsset project which we have put in huge investments of security, but you still hear what is happening those sides every other day. So we all need to give security the seriousness it deserves and work with the security agencies."
His statement comes two weeks after three people in Garissa County were killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack after the vehicle they were travelling on ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Hailey, Bura East sub-County.
Just last week, one person was killed and five others - including Kenya Defense Forces soldiers - injured in an attack by al-Shabaab militants along the Lamu -Ijara-Garissa Road.
Witnesses and police said the gunmen targeted a convoy of vehicles. The victims were construction workers on Lapsset road.
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