Parliamentary Committee on Administration and Security has issued a one week ultimatum to Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaisserry and inspector general of police Joseph Boinnett to act on the deteriorating security situation in Tana River.
The committee chairman Asman Kamama said Thursday the action follows the worsening situation in Tana River where six people have been killed and hundreds displaced.
Kamama said the committee condemns the tribal clashes in Tana River, Kanagoni and Magarini areas and urged the security agencies to immediately send security officers to arrest the worsening situation.
‘’We are getting reports that somebody has been kidnapped and has not been found ,as a committee we want to condemn this tribal clashes in Tana Delta. In this day and age in the modern Kenya it is unfortunate that tribal clashes are happening?’’ He said
The committee recommended the government to help the displaced people more so in the areas of Kurawa Harara and Kanagoni with relief food ,clothing and human protection.
‘’As we speak the issue is serious that we want those in charge, CS ,criminal investigation headed by Muhoro to deploy officers on the ground ,we want the government to come to the bottom of this issue and we want it to control it within a week.” Kamama said .
Kamama also want the government to take action against the pastrolalists who have firearms and take action against politicians who he allegedly linked to the crisis.
‘’We have heard that the government has sent security officers but the situation is not calm.’’ He emphasized,
As a permanent solution, Kamama urged National Cohesion and Intergration Commission headed by Francis Ole Kaparo to visit the affected areas to reconcile the warring factions.
Vice chair Andrew Letoimanga said the government needs to act swiftly in such situations to avert suffering and killings.
‘’Government needs to do more, It is like that we normally wait until it happens yet we have a lot of information , there is early warning either through local people or intelligence the government should be proactive. This am sure this clashes somebody should have reported and government should have acted .They need to use information gotten early to avoid this.” Letoimanga said .