Legislators call for cooperation from govt to avert unwanted killings

Parliament building in Nairobi. Two Mps allied to the deputy president have claimed that their lives are in danger PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Tana River and Lamu legislators have urged the government to cooperate with local leaders in those counties in a bid to avert killings of innocent Kenyans.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Wednesday, Bura MP Ali Wario Bura, Garsen MP, Tana River senator Juma Wario and Lamu women rep Ruwieda Mohammed, urged the government to cooperate with locals to avert killings of innocent Kenyans.

This follows an incident which transpired on Thursday last week where a man by the name Roba Galore was allegedly killed in Witu ward by security forces, for allegedly being a terrorist yet the MPs claim that he was a mentally challenged person.

The legislators accused security officers of the killing him and thereafter branding him as a terrorist.

They said that if the government cooperates with the locals, killings of innocent Kenyans who are not terrorists will be minimized and reduce harm to the locals.

“We urge the government that Boni forest operation should encompass local leaders of TanaRiver and Lamu counties. There has been a bit of intimidation by the government in this area.The government should cooperate with locals so as to get rid of this enemy.” Said Wario.

Wario demanded that the government must move with speed and investigate the matter, so as to make sure that the culprits who masterminded such killing are brought to book.

“If we start branding people that are terrorists haphazardly, then I am fearing we will lose many people.Roba Galore is a mentally challenged person. We have evidence concerning that.This is an incident that we condemn in the strongest terms possible. We demand investigations be carried out and those involved to face the law so as to avert such incidents .” Wario said.