Lamu, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked residents of Mpeketoni and other areas considered insecure to move to safer areas so as to pave way for security forces to deal with the Alshabaab.
Addressing a rally on his Lamu tour at the Uhuru Gardens in Mpeketoni on Monday,the president said there was need for people to move out of their homes put in areas where it will be easy for the police to protect them until the operation against Alshabaab militants is over after which they can go back to their homes.
He condemned the recent spate of terror attacks in Lamu county and said such would not be tolerated and that the government will every possible thing to be able to deal with insecurity in the region.
The head of state said the government would not tolerate such merciless attacks on the police and the people of Kenya.
He said the government will not sit back and watch terrorists kill Kenyans and vowed that the government will face Alshabaab head on to ensure citizens and their properties are protected.
“We want people to move to safer places first as the security forces continue to deal with Alshabaab.Somewhere it will be easy for you to be protected.You can later go back when things are okay,”said Kenyatta.
He criticized the NASA co-principals Raila Odinga, Kaloinzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula and Isaac Rutto, saying they have nothing to offer the people of Kenya.
“Raila has been in power before,did he put up even a toilet for you?the same applies to the others in his camp.what is it they want to offer Kenyans that they didn’t do when they were in government?With Jubilee you can be sure that we shall deliver even more than we have,”he said.
He drummed up support for Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Fahima Twaha asking locals to vote and ensure Jubilee grabs all electoral slots in the forthcoming general elections.
The president also issued over 800 title deeds to squatters in Mpeketoni and Manda in Lamu West and East respectively.
Deputy president William Ruto on his part expressed confidence that Jubilee will win the forthcoming general elections since they had delivered on their promises unlike NASA which he said was playing rhetoric.