, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7- Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo says 25 suspects are in police custody over Kapedo attacks that left 19 people dead and three civilians.
He says police have intensified the joint operation with the Kenya Defence Forces in the area, until all those linked to the attack are brought to book.
Kimaiyo also says police are pursuing some leaders whom he says continue to incite people against the operation.
“We shall ensure all who are involved are brought to book; some of these people continue to incite the criminals even now…we will get them,” he stated.
“It is totally unacceptable for members of the public to arm themselves and attack officers who are just doing their work as it happened in this case.”
On Thursday, Kimaiyo accused those blaming the service of incompetence of being inconsiderate of the plight of the families who lost their loved ones, in their effort to maintain peace in the country.
“Our spirits will never be dampened by unwarranted criticisms but rather we will continue to forge ahead in ensuring that our country is safe,” he assured.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has since ordered residents and attackers to surrender arms stolen from slain police officers and their uniforms.
“The leaders must identify and bring out those involved,” he said at a meeting in Kapedo, “All those firearms and uniforms stolen from the officers must be returned.”
“As Government, we will take firm action against those who killed security officers in this area. These criminals must pay for their heinous act,” President Kenyatta said.