Matiang’i reacts on protests

Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i has condemned the killing of five students by their colleague in a school in Turkana County and assured parents of the government’s commitment to protect them.

The Education CS termed the incident by a foreign student against his host colleagues as unfortunate and regrettable.

Addressing the media at Ibacho in Nyaribari Masaba during an SDA church organised prayers for this year’s exam candidates over the weekend, Matiang’i castigated the action, describing the student as one with criminal inclinations.

He was reacting to an incident where a South Sudanese student who had been suspended from Lokichogio mixed secondary school reportedly sneaked back and together with accomplices, gunned down five students, a security guard, and injured several others.

On the NASA’s on-going protests against the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the CS claimed they were never peaceful as envisaged in the constitution and that they were bent to causing mayhem.

He said NASA will never convince anybody that it was their right to attack a police station and loot businesses and vowed that the government will move with speed and stop them on their tracks.

Gatundu South legislator, Moses Kuria urged area residents to decline what he termed as misleading by the opposition into destroying their country in the quest for a 10 year term presidency.

Kuria, who claimed he had been saved, and invited NASA leader, Raila Odinga to follow suit for a safer and prosperous country.

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga alleged the opposition was using the constitution selectively and challenged them to remove IEBC’s offending officers using legal means.

Source: Kenya News Agency