KENYAN GOVT TO REDUCE SECURITY OFFICERS ATTACHED TO VIPS

Embattled Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has until midnight Saturday to surrender all firearms in his possession.

Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery says Joho must abide by the directive to avoid further action from the government.

Nkaissery defended the move to withdraw security personnel from the Mombasa governor charging that Joho’s issue was extremely sensitive and that his security detail was beyond the required number.

A tough-talking Nkaissery disclosed that an excess of 11,000 security personnel are attached to VIP’s and that the inspector general of police in under instructions to withdraw them for redeployment.

Also in Nkaissery’s bad books is Kabete Mp Ferdinand Waititu whom the visibly agitated CS disclosed that Waititu has been breaching the law through utterances which border on incitement.

This is after it emerged that Waititu’s firearms are also being withdrawn for security reasons. Nkaissery warned that anyone out to cause instability will be dealt with decisively irrespective of their social standing.

Meanwhile, the Coalition for Constitution Implementation Kenya – CCI Kenya is calling on the government to immediately restore Security for the affected leaders.–NNN-KBC

In a statement CCI Kenya said the move by the government amounts to politicization of security contrary to the law and the Constitution.

CCI Kenya also said that such moves by government coupled with increasing political hate speech and violence that was witnessed during the just concluded by Elections only serves to polarize the political climate ahead of the 2017 general election.

CCI Kenya is however calling for tolerance among the political class, fast tracking of land, Electoral, Judicial and police Reforms to ensure free, fair and peaceful Elections in 2017.

Source: EMM