Senators to grill security bosses over insecurity

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai and Western Regional Commissioner Anne Ngetich in Matungu on May 16. [File, Standard]
The Senate has summoned top security chiefs to appear before it next week over what they termed as run-away insecurity. 

On Thursday, the senators demanded that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti be put to task to explain what they were doing to curb the vice.

They took issue with the attack on Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and his fiancée Agnes Saumu at Memphis club last Saturday.

The legislators said the surging cases of insecurity, now resulting in the attack of the lawmaker, indicate that things are going not right in the security sector.

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Majority Leader of Senate Kipchumba Murkomen sought the House’s direction through the security committee chaired by Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji and questioned how suspects arrested in connection with the attack on Senator Loitiptip were released on a Sh20,000 bond.

“We have information that the attack was politically motivated. The fact that he was with the daughter of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko worsens the matter,” said Murkomen.

He urged the House to confirm through the committee why the suspects were released on Thursday. Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Jnr said Loitiptip’s attack was an attempted murder.

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