NGONG, Kenya, Apr 5 – The government has enhanced security in various town in the country ahead of this year’s Easter holiday, Internal Security Minister Professor George Saitoti has said.
Saitoti pointed out that following the recent grenade attack by members of the Al Shabaab, his ministry was not taking any chances.
He said the government had also gathered sufficient intelligence to contain all the Al Shabaab threats, adding that Kenyans have a duty to pass information to the security agencies on those suspected to be allies of the terror group.
The minister was addressing residents of Ngong in his Kajiado North constituency, shortly after disbursing CDF cheques worth almost Sh30 million to various projects.
He said security will also be beefed up in Kitengela and Ongata Rongai towns which are well known to harbour criminals.
“We are aware that these people are moving away from Eastleigh to various town such as Kitengela and Ongata Rongai where they are hiding,’’ said the Kajiado North MP.
Saitoti urged Kenyans to be patient as the security agencies move to root out the militants and their allies from the country.
The minister also warned the committee in charge of distributing bursary funds that they risked being prosecuted if the disburse the money to the rich. He said the funds were for the poor people who are not able to take their children to school.
The CDF funds will be used in education, health, water and sanitation, road and livestock projects, he said.
The minister also officially opened a newly constructed CDF office, which has cost Sh8 million.