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Moses Wetang'ula calls on Jubilee leaders to resign for failing to tackle insecurity

By TITUS OTEBA | November 30th 2014

Kenya: Coalition for reforms and democracy (Cord) co-principal Moses Wetangula has asked Jubilee leaders to resign because they have been defeated in tackling the wave of insecurity facing the country.

Speaking during the burial of one of the Mandera attack victims, Timothy Wafula at Marofu village in Kimilili constituency, Wetangula said it is unfortunate that despite the spate of insecurity, government officials have continued to give out public relations statements.

"There is no doubt that the Jubilee government is not in control of anything in this country and it's high time they should resign and allow in leaders who can manage the affairs of this country," said Wetang'ula.

The Ford Kenya party leader proposed for governors to be in charge of security matters in counties, saying they will lay down proper strategies of dealing with insecurity and Militia groups like the ones that killed innocent Kenyans in Mandera.

"County governments should be allowed to recruit their own police officers to empower the security sector deal with the insecurity situation in the country since the national government has failed," he said.

The Bungoma Senator said that after the continuous attacks witnessed in the country recently including Baragoi, Kapedo as well as in Mombasa, it is high time the government led by the president to come up and take charge to avoid such situations in future.

He regretted that Western Kenya region has been the most affected in the tragedy as 17 out of the 28 victims came from the region and most of them were teachers. He felt the government has not realized the efforts the teachers were putting in their profession and risking their lives in the insecurity prone areas of Mandera.

Wetangula pointed out that the government did little to assist the bereaved families saying that Sh50,000 allocated for each bereaved family was not enough.

Asibu Osinga who escaped the Mandera attack and is a teacher said his fate of returning to work when schools re- open is unknown as Mandera County is insecure.

He called upon the government to transfer them to secure regions saying they only went to Mandera because of employment so as to fend for their families back at home.

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