Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has disclosed that his team is chasing after politicians believed to be behind the chaos in Kapedo, Turkana County that left a police commander dead.
Speaking In Nairobi on Tuesday, January 19, after a meeting with security officials, the CS revealed that operations in the area would be ongoing until the perpetrators are caught.
"We are going to act decisively. We are going to make sure that those involved are facilitated to meet with the law. By the time we are done, it will be a story to be told to the generations to come.
"I am asking those who know those who murdered our senior police officer to bring to surrender them. We will go for them no matter how long it will take us," stated Matiang'i.A lorry full of GSU officers in Narok on Monday, May 25, 2020.KBC
"Some people have done that, including leaders and I need to emphasize that. They have gotten away with that kind of behaviour for far too long," he added.
He further revealed that the killing of the officer, who was the GSU Deputy Director of Operations, was a premeditated ambush.
"There is a culture in that part of our country which seeks to protect negative and criminal armament that disguises as cattle rustling but in actual fact, it is funded. We are in hot pursuit of certain people including leaders," he continued.
The CS also put radio stations in the area that are on the ministry's radar over the ongoing conflict in the area promising to take action.
On Tuesday, the officers were using military vehicles and choppers in a crackdown in Kapedo seeking to arrest the killers of the officer.
The attack is said to have happened after the peace meeting. The first batch of police officers, who left the meeting through the Baringo route, were ambushed by bandits.
The ambush prompted the GSU boss and other officers to rush to the scene to provide reinforcement. Unfortunately, before arriving at the scene the GSU encountered another ambush by the bandits where the officer was shot dead.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the official opening of 161 cadet officers’ training in Ruiru on Thursday, December 10, 2020.Filedead criminal murder arrest
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