Kenya: Ole Lenku fired, IG Kimaiyo resigns


Nairobi, Kenya, Dec 2,2014: Joseph Ole Lenku became a casualty of the rising insecurity in the country when he was fired after barely serving for 20 months. At the same time, Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo threw in the towel and resigned from his position in huff.

President Uhuru Kenyatta immediately nominated Kajiado Central MP Major General (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery as new Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Interior.

Nkaissery takes over amid serious security breaches including the second massacre in Mandera County within two weeks after another cold blood attack left 36 dead Tuesday dawn.

Uhuru addressed the nation as Opposition leader Raila Odinga piled pressure and threatened unspecified action against the Jubilee Administration.

There has been a public outcry over the security lapses linked to terror attacks including the Kapedo incident in which at least 19 police officers were killed. Parliament will vet the new nominee.

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