Aden Duale, the cabinet secretary for defense, has reaffirmed that the government will take severe action against anyone determined to undermine national security.
Speaking on Saturday during the formal opening of the young Muslim girls High School in Garissa, Duale stated that the government is committed to ensuring that there is peace throughout the entire nation.
Assuring that the government is committed to battling bandits and bringing peace to terror-prone areas, CS Duale underlined the rising levels of insecurity observed in the area and urged locals to cooperate closely with the security apparatus.
He stated, “We must cooperate with our security organizations and the government will ensure that we secure the lives and possessions of every citizen in every area of the country.
Nathif Jama, the governor of Garissa, requested the CS to advocate for the hiring of more teachers during the next recruitment, noting that the shortfall had over the years lowered educational standards, particularly in institutions located in remote areas.
His remarks come two weeks after a suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Garissa county claimed the lives of three persons after the car they were riding in struck an IED in Hailey, Bura East sub-county.
They were driving a group of two further vehicles whose occupants managed to flee the collision unharmed.
Another encounter involving al-Shabaab terrorists along the Lamu – Ijara – Garissa road last week resulted in one fatality and five injuries.
The casualties were construction workers on the Lapset road who were en route from the Chinese camp where they were residing to their workstations.
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