By Ali Abdi
President Uhuru Kenyatta today fired Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Mr. Joseph Ole Lenku nominating Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery as his replacement.
Mr. Ole Lenku served for only 20 months and his reign was marred by persistent attacks by Al-Shabaab.
On the same note Inspector General David Kimaiyo threw in the towel and resigned. This follows months of hue and cry for the duos resignation following successive attacks in the Country by Al-Shabaab and armed militia in the Rift Valley region.
The latest attack was carried at 1am this morning in Mandera County. 36 quarry workers were killed in Koromei, 20 Kilometers from the scene of the November 22 bus attack where 28 civilians were killed.
President Uhuru addressed the nation this afternoon in a televised debate from State house, Nairobi where he announced the new development.
“Earlier today, I held a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mr. DavidKimaiyo, a man who has served this nation with dedication and commitment. Mr. David Kimaiyo served to retire and I have accepted the retirement request. I therefore take this opportunity to thank Mr. David Kimaiyo for his many years of service to our nation” said the President.
“Further to this, I have nominated Hon. Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery as the new Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government. I hope the National Assembly will expedite the process of his vetting and approval” he added.
Nkaissery’s appointment has to get the green light from Parliament. The president urged the August house to expedite his vetting.