Take action over these Chinese death traps
SEE ALSO :Kenya seeks help to stop Shabaab fundsWhat is consoling though is the fact that their deaths were not in vain; they died while protecting Kenyans. Be that as it may, the latest deaths in Elwak could perhaps have been averted. Notably, the police and the soldiers were travelling in Armoured Personnel Carriers which were acquired to protect them from such attacks. But they didn’t. Sadly, this is not the first time that grenades are reducing the Chinese-built armoured vehicles into mangled wrecks. Last year, five KDF soldiers were killed in Lamu when their vehicle was blown up by an inprovised explosive device. Clearly, these vehicles are no better than matatus in the face of grenades, which begs the question, why are our security agencies still using them? There is need to enquire whether the right procedures were followed during their acquisition. Someone should be punished over the mess. In addition, the Chinese manufacturers of these death traps should be made to pay for the fatalities resulting from their handiwork. No one should be allowed to put the lives of our gallant sons and daughters in needless danger.
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