Kenyan PM warns of tough action against terrorists

Kenyan Prime Minister on Thursday toured the scene of Sunday’s bus bombing in Nairobi and warned that the government will ruthlessly deal with the perpetrators of the violence against innocent people, APA reports.

The prime minister who addressed Eastleigh residents that the government will not let terrorism take root in the country and all terror groups will meet the full wrath of the law.

“As a government, we will not abdicate our responsibility to provide security to people and their property,” he said while visiting the scene of Sunday’s bus blast in Eastleigh which has claimed the lives of 10 people.

Odinga’s remarks came as a group of people were prosecuted in a Nairobi court over Eastleigh clashes between ethnic Somalis and Kenyans that also saw property worth millions of shillings destroyed.

Police arrested three suspects believed to have been involved in the mayhem that erupted following a blast in a public service vehicle that killed nine people.

During the visit to Eastleigh, Odinga also lashed out at xenophobic attacks against members of the Somali community after Sunday’s explosion and appealed to all Kenyan communities to live peacefully together, saying all Kenyans should enjoy equal rights irrespective of their ethnicity.

“Our diversity should be our source of strength and not weakness,” said the prime minister who arrived in the country early on Thursday after a week-long visit to Malaysia and South Korea.

He particularly called for religious tolerance among people of different faiths, saying terrorism transcended religion, race, and tribe. Odinga insisted that criminals must be treated as individuals not as members of a tribe.

Earlier in court, the prosecution of the suspects was delayed for more than two days as the court sought to verify the age of some youth, majority of who were of Somali origin. The defense lawyers said 37 minors were arrested.

However, Kibera Senior Principal Magistrate Teresia Matheka released the adults and the foreigners on 2,350 U.S. dollars bond or a cash bail of 1,180 dollars and one contact person to register with the court for the case facing the foreigners.

The minors and the students were set free on 1,180 bond or a cash bail of 590 dollars. Regional police commander Moses Ombati had earlier told journalists in Nairobi that the three suspects arrested after the Sunday bus bombing are all Kenyans and are being interrogated in order to provide further information on the key planners.

“We have three suspects in custody who are assisting the police to trace the financiers and planners of the terrorists attack,” Ombati said. According to police, a bomb exploded in a public service vehicle that was ferrying passengers from the city center.

“However, we cannot reveal the identity of suspects as they could become witnesses later on. Owners of buses can reduce the threat of terrorism by implementing tight screening measures before any passenger boards the vehicle,” he said.

Police particularly warned against the laxity in the screening of cars for explosives at all shopping malls and any business or social gatherings with at least 10 people at any given moment that these might be vulnerable to attacks.

Source APA


daafeet.com Kala Soco Warar Xaqiiqo Ah Email:comments@daafeet.com Email:webmaster@daafeet.com


Akhriste Halkani Hoose Ku Qor Fikradada (0)

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Fadlan Riix hoose hadaad tahay ilbax


salad cali jele Dhegeyso Salaad Cali Jeele: “Madaxweynaha Waqtigiisa Waa Dhamaadey Xow Kursiga Isugu Dhejaa”
- Sep 24, 2016
Salaad Cali Jeelle ayaa sheegay in Madaxweynaha waqtigiisu dhamaaday uusan diyaar u ahayn in ...
daf1 Daawo Kulan Ay Isugu Yimaadeen Beelaha Shanta Caleemood oo Taageero Buuxda Lagu Siiyey Malaaqa Guud Ee Beesha Malaaq Siidow Maadow
- Sep 24, 2016
Kulan ay isugu yimaadeen beelaha shanta caleemood ayaa maanta lagu qabtey hettel Gaabow ee ...
xaad Dhegeyso Nabadoom Maxamed Xasan Xaad oo Odayaasha Qoondo u Raadinaaya
- Sep 24, 2016
Nabadoon Maxamed Xasan Xaad oo ka mid ah Nabadoonada Soomaaliya ayaa sheegay in aysan ...
xeer-ilaliye Daawo Xeer Ilaaliyaha Guud ee Qaranka Oo Sheegey Iney Amaan Mudan Yihiin Dadkii Saxiixey Heshiiskii MOU ee Bada
- Sep 24, 2016
Xeer-ilaaliyaha Qaranka Dr. Axmed Cali Daahir ayaa qiray in MOU ay saxiixday Xukuumadii RW ...
Amin camir Daawo Sawir uu Amiin Camir Maanta Ka Sameeyey Madaxweynihii Hore ee Dalka Somaliya Shariif Sheekh Axmed
- Sep 23, 2016
Madaxweynihii hore ee dalka somlaiya shariif sheekh axmed oo mudo 4 sano ah dalka ...
jowhar Shaqaaqo Caawa Ka Dhacaydey Magalada Jowhar ee Gobolka Shabelaha Dhexe
- Sep 23, 2016
Warar kol dhaweyd aynu ka helney Magaalada Jowhar, ayaa sheegaya in iska-horimaad dhax-maray ciidammo ...
dacwo Daawo Somaliya oo Maanta soo Gabagabeysey Doodii Ugu dambeysey ee Dacwada Bada
- Sep 23, 2016
Maanta ayaa somaliya waxaa ay sooo gabagabeysey doodii dhinaceeda ee ku saabsaneyd dacwada bada ...
cumar Aqri Warqad Kasoo Baxdey Xafiiska Reysulwasaaraha Kuna Socota Wasaaradaha Amniga Iyo Wasaarada Warfaafinta
- Sep 23, 2016
Warqad Qoraal ah oo ka soo baxday Xafiiska Ra’iisul Wasaaraha Dolwadda Federaalka Soomaaliya Cumar ...
amin-camir Daawo Sawir uu Amiin Camir Maanta Ka Sameeyey Arinta Bada
- Sep 23, 2016
Dacwadii bada ee u dhexeysey somaliya iyo kenya ayaa meel fiican mareysa ayadoo maanta ...
jawari Dhegeyso”Gudoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Dowlada Federaalka Somaliya oo ka Hadley Sababta uu u Tegey Magalada Baydhaba
- Sep 23, 2016
Gudoomiyaha Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya Maxamed Sheekh Cusmaan (Jawaari) ayaa sheegay ujeedka uu ku tagay ...