President Uhuru Kenyatta has send a strong warning to terrorists and criminal gangs operating within the Kenyan boarders to carry out attacks.
The president said this after a terrorist attack by suspected alshabaab militants on a bus in Wajir county during which eight people among them Police Officers were brutally murdered.
Eight police officers, two teachers and a doctor were among people who were killed on the bus which was heading to Mandera from Nairobi. The attack took place between Kutulo and Wargadud area in Wajir county on Friday.
In a statement through Statehouse spokesperson, the president has a assured Kenyans that the killers are being pursued and a crackdown is ongoing to eliminated any suspected terrorists.
“The President would like to inform the country that security forces are pursuing the killers and assures that the Government will not relent in its ruthless crackdown on criminal elements including suspected terrorists in its solemn duty to safeguard the lives and property of Kenyans.” Read the statement.
President Uhuru has also condemned the collapse of a building in Tassia that left several dead and many injured calling for investigations.
He has urged multi-agency rescue team comprising of Government and humanitarian agencies for the swift and well coordinated response that helped avert more deaths in the collapsed building and appeals to Kenyans to vacate all condemned structures across the country.
“The President directs law enforcement agencies to hasten investigations into the collapsed building with a view of taking punitive legal action against those whose actions and/or inactions led to the incident. “The statement read.
Kenyatta has send his condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the two incidents.