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Three village mates of Naivasha petrol station attack buried with calls for Joseph Ole Lenku to resign

BY JAMES MUNYEKI

NYANDARUA: A sober mood engulfed Mumui village in Nyandarua County as three of the people killed in Naivasha petrol station attack were buried.

The three Ann Wanjiku, Beatrice Njeri and Martin Waititu were among the five people killed last week when robbers raided a petrol station and took Sh 1.5 million after killing them.

Hundreds of residents thronged the village to pay tribute to the three youths who were described as humble and hardworking.

Leaders who attended the ceremony among them Nyandarua Governor Daniel Waithaka, Kipipiri MP Samuel Gichigi and Woman Representative Wanjiki Muhiia took to task the Government for failing to curb rising cases of insecurity in the country.

The leaders called for the thorough investigations into the matter and have the perpetrators brought to book.

They blamed Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku for failing to explain why cases of insecurity in the country were on the rise.

Waithaka said that it was upon Lenku to make sure that all Kenyans lived in a secure environment and interacted peacefully.

“It is upon the cabinet secretary to explain to Kenyans why all these cases are occurring. It is a shame that we are loosing innocent youths who would have played a big role in improving the economy of this country,” noted the Governor.

Waithaka noted that residents need to be protected by the Jubilee government as it was part of its promises.

“We voted for this government after getting assurance that our lives would be protected and everyone was free to do business in each and every part of the country. We want the government to ensure that we all live and work in a peaceful manner,” he said.

Kipipiri MP Samuel Gichigi called on the interior cabinet secretary to either pull up his socks or resign.

“The Presidents made it very clear that all the cabinet secretaries must now play their role since it was over eight months since they were appointed. The person responsible is now sleeping on the job he has to wake up or step aside so that the job can be taken up by someone else,” he lamented

Gichigi urged Ole Lenku to explain to Kenyans why so many were cases of insecurity were occurring in the country.