Saturday, November 10, 2012
The minister was speaking yesterday in Masalani town in Ijara when he presented medical equipment worth Sh370 million to the Ijara District Hospital. Haji took issue with the recent grenade attack on a church inside a police station where an AP chaplainwas killed. No assailants was arrested during the incident.
The minister blamed the locals for hiding criminals and not cooperating with the police. “These criminals do not come from the sky or underground. They live amongst us. Wananchi must cooperate with security agents if peace is to be restored in the region,” Haji said. The defense chief said additional police stations should be set up in the region.
However, there are contradictory reports from members of the public who claim the man was not armed. They said the man had surrendered to the police who instead shot him dead. The incident spurred demonstrations in Garissa town.
Source: The Star