Kimaiyo resigns, Nkaissery nominated Interior CS,Lenku fate unknown
Addressing the Nation following the latest attack in Mandera early Tuesday, the President also announced the nomination of Kajiado Central MP Major General (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery as the Interior Cabinet Secretary.
The fate of Joseph ole Lenku who has been heading the docket since the Jubilee administration took over power remains unknown.
The President said that he acknowledged that there were some weaknesses in the security sector.
Addressing journalists earlier, Mr Kimaiyo said his resignation was a personal decision.
President Kenyatta also announced that he had written to the National Assembly to request that they extend their seating to address the security issue.
“I too hurt and grief with you. In due course our security situation will turn around,” the President said.
He reminded county governments of their responsibility to work with the National Government.
SayingIslam was a religion of peace, the President said that terrorists who claim to kill in the name of Allah are juts deranged animals.
He said that media must become an honest broker of national discourse.
“We come to the aid of terrorists when we shout at each other,” said the President.
He extended his condolences to relatives of Kenyans who have lost lives in the recent attacks.
(READ: ANOTHER MASSACRE IN MANDERA: 36 KILLED)
The latest attack in Mandera happened just four hours after three men, all armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked a club in Wajir where they shot dead one person and injured 13 others.
The masked attackers raided Ngamia Club, about 800 metres from the Wajir Police Station and shot indiscriminately at the revellers.
“Immediately, security forces engaged and repulsed them,” Mr Esipisu said.
State House released the statement even as officials of the Raila Odinga-led Coalition for Reforms and Democracy said they would hold a press conference over the attack.