Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to return to Nairobi and handle issues affecting Kenyans, including welcoming Kenya Defence Forces officers from Somalia after the attack.
The governor stated that it was disappointing that the president continued with his ‘holiday’ in Mombasa instead of showing care to the country by receiving bodies of fallen soldiers or survivors of the terror attack.
“If indeed the president cared, he should have left his comfort at the sandy beaches in Mombasa and gotten back to Nairobi by now to show solidarity with our soldiers who fought so hard to protect our country’s interests,” said Rasanga.
Rasanga was speaking in Siaya Town where he asked both county and national governments to empower youths and help them avoid joining terrorist groups that are now a major concern to the country.
He expressed his worries about the undisclosed number of soldiers who were killed, claiming it was affecting families whose relatives are in Somalia.
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“The number of killed soldiers was high and am even afraid that some of them are coming from Siaya County, therefore need for the government to tell Kenyans the exact number and possibly the names of those who are still missing or those whose bodies have not been collected, for the families to be at peace,” said Rasanga.
The president has been in Mombasa for over two weeks from where he addressed Kenyans over the attack.
President Kenyatta on Tuesday reiterated that Kenya will not be shaken or deterred by the actions of Al shabaab militants following Friday's attack.