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MCA call Dr Matiang'i to intervene in Garissa killings

KNA     Galbet Ward MCA Abdirizak Ismail is now calling on Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i to intervene in what he termed as ‘runaway insecurity’ in the outskirts of Garissa town.

Abdirizak said that five people have been killed in the recent past 'in similar circumstances' including Hassan Dagane Haji who was killed on Wednesday night.

Speaking after witnessing the postmortem on the body of the deceased at the Garissa referral hospital mortuary Thursday, the MCA said that it was time Dr. Matiang'i sent in an independent team of investigators from outside Garissa to probe the killings.

"No arrest have been made in the past four killings. We don't expect any arrest in this particular incident and that is why we asking for the CS to intervene," he said.

According to postmortem results Hassan 45, was shot at close range in the head shuttering his brains. He died on the spot.

Abdirizak pointed an accusing finger at both the Garissa county and sub-county security committees for ‘laxity’ saying that no arrest has been made in the past four incidents.

“The circumstances surrounding the five deaths are similar. We are shocked that those we suspect are behind these incidents are donning police jungle uniform. They are roaming in the outskirts of Garissa town unperturbed,” Abdirizak said.

“I want to call on Matiang’i to send an independent team of investigators because both Garissa county and sub-county security teams have shown laxity in bringing those behind the acts to book. If possible, they should be replaced,” he added.

Abdirizak said ‘a few people cannot take the law into their hand and terrorize residents at will as security agents’ just seat back.’

Meanwhile, Garissa Sub County Assistant County Commissioner I Edward Lelgo has urged residents of Soko Ng’ombe, in the outskirts of Garissa town to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies investigating death.

Speaking when he chaired a security meeting that was attended by elders, clerics and opinion leaders held at the Kenya National Library services hall in Garissa town today, Lelgo said that those who carried out the crime would be hunted down and prosecuted.

“I want to urge residents of Soko Ng’ombe to remain calm and cooperate with security officers tasked with the investigations. Let’s avoid talks that will further aggravate the matter,” Lego said.

“I also want to assure the family, relatives and friends of the deceased that those behind the killings will be brought to book,” he added.

Elders who spoke after the meeting said they would work closely with the security apparatus to ensure that peace in the area is restored immediately

They however urged the government to ensure that those perpetuating skirmishes in the area are held accountable irrespective of the status in the society.

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