, MOMBASA, Kenya, March 30 – Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday visited the Joy in Jesus church, Likoni the scene of a violent terrorist attack last Sunday in which six Kenyans were gunned down by terrorists and said that the country’s security agencies were closing in on the perpetrators of the heinous act.
The Deputy President confirmed that already two of the suspected terrorists had been gunned downed and another one injured adding that the security agencies were closing in on remaining members of the terror gang with a view to bringing them to book.
“These people will not escape, we will not allow the devil to take over this country,” he added.
He urged Kenyans to continue enjoying the freedom of worship as enshrined in the Constitution noting that no amount of terrorism will deter Kenyans from going to places of worship.
“Aside from the freedom of worship, Kenya is a God fearing nation; therefore there is no terrorist who will prevent us from worshipping God,” he said.
The Deputy President at the same time hit out at radicalization of the youth in the country, saying Kenyan children should be taught an education that will be helpful to them and the country.
“We want Kenyan children to be taught an education that respects God, not be taught how to become terrorists or murderers,” he said.
Noting that terrorism will not serve any religious or political cause , the Deputy President observed that the government had incorporated leaders from all religious and political persuasions in fighting terrorism in Mombasa and the country at large.
He said the government had instructed security agents in Mombasa not to do anything else until they arrest all those who were involved in the shooting of worshippers at the Mombasa church last Sunday. READ 2 suspected Likoni church attackers shot dead
Noting that the terrorists are dangerous people, Ruto asked security forces not to spare the use their skills and weapons in subduing and apprehending the criminals.
“Though the Bishop (Kalu of Mombasa Anglican church) says we preach to the terrorists to get saved, we shall jail them, and any preaching will be done to them in jail.” he emphasized.
“These people are using dangerous weapons to kill and maim innocent people and we must meet them with equal force to subdue them, anyone who shoots to kill worshippers in church is a devil.”