STORY by IVY KEZIAH
Religious leaders from Kisumu County have now openly condemned the violent killing in the country mostly the recent 28 Mandera Killings which occurred towards last weekend.
The leaders, led by the chairman of the council of churches within Kisumu County, Archbishop Joshua Koyo, termed the killings as inhuman and disheartening to see how the victims were killed in cold blood due to their various religious affiliations.
The Church leaders further blamed heads of security forces for their laxity in providing security to Kenyans as innocent people end up paying the price with their life.
The leaders however called upon the government to quickly find ways of solving the current insecurity issues facing the country as they fear the recent killings might prompt religious feuds.
The government must come out very clear on this since this will derail freedom of movement and association as envisaged in the constitution, we don’t want such things to happen under the government watch, said Archbishop Joshua Koyo.
Archbishop Koyo called upon Kenyans to embrace peace and live in harmony with each other irrespective of their race, color, tribe or their various religious affiliations.
However in a quick response the government said that they have killed more than 100 Al Shabaab militiamen following the dawn attack on a bus in Mandera that left 28 people dead.
Deputy President William Ruto said that the Jubilee government had launched two across the border operations against the perpetrators of the murderous executions across the border.
Our retaliatory action left in its trail more than 100 fatalities. It also destroyed four technicals and the camp from which this crime was planned, he said.
Ruto said this yesterday when he delivered the government official statement on the attack that happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in Mandera County.
He said the rapid action by KDF is a huge victory against regional terrorist networks and noted that it emboldens the government to deliver promise to secure citizens against internal and external aggression.
Our message to them is clear; you may sneak and attack innocent civilians but for any attack on Kenya and its people, we shall pursue you wherever you go, he said while addressing the nation at Harambee House.
Ruto singled out political leaders who have opposed to the ongoing security operations in Mombasa who he described as “sympathizers of the terror”.
These individuals continue to whip up emotions amongst communities and offer terrorists and their sympathizers the false comfort of civil rights protection, he said.
He accused the unnamed leaders of castigating the security forces instead of supporting government’s cleanup operation.
When challenged the name the leaders the government has in mind, Ruto simply said:
They know themselves and the arm of the government is not short. We shall not rest until we arrest and prosecute them.
His statements have sparked a lot of thoughts among Kenya who feels that they are playing a lot of public relations with Kenyas lives.
We only see a lot of talking and very few action done in this government as much as security is concerned we want to see some very serious leadership towards this relenting attacks, said Ogwea Jakambare Chairman Piki piki Association Kisumu.
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