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Al-Shabaab attack: Kenyatta sacks Interior minister, police chief


By Shu’aibu Adamu
Addis Abab- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sacked his Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordinator of National Government, Joseph Lenku, following the killing of 36 Quarry workers in Mandera county on the border of Somalia.

Kenyatta had also sacked Inspector-General of police, David Kimayo, following two weeks of series of attacks on Kenyans by the Somali based Al-Shabaab terror group.

Kenyatta had summoned the top security officials to State House hours after 36 Quarry workers were killed in Mandera on the Somali border.

The Kenyan Police boss, David Kimayo, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku, Chief of General Staff, Julius Karangi and National Intelligence Service Director-General, Philip Kameru, were summoned after the killings.

The East African Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Al-Shabaab militia attacked the 36 persons in a Quarry in Korome, 15km from Mandera town killing their victims at the early hours of Tuesday while they were sleeping in tents.

Meanwhile, Kenyatta, while addressing the Nation assured of deploying more resources and personnel to provide adequate security on the border towns and the country in general.

Kenyatta has since nominated a retired Major- General and a member of the Kenyan Parliament, Joseph Nkaissery to replace Lenku as Cabinet Secretary for Interior.

Nkaissery represents Kenyan opposition party, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in the Parliament. (NAN)

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