By Nep Journal Correspondent:
Days after President Uhuru Kenyatta relieved former Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo of his duties as the Chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority, Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has taken a swipe at the former police boss for always finding himself on the firing line.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has revoked Kimaiyo’s appointment as KAA chairman and replaced him with former KDF Chief Julius Karangi in a gazette notice on Thursday.
“David Kimaiyo was utterly humiliated and thrown out of the window…literally. KAA Chairmanship was too big for him” tweeted the outspoken lawyer.
In a quick rejoinder, a seemingly agitated Kimaiyo tweeted:
“Ahmednasir Abdullahi wasn’t happy with my operations on terrorists… Am proud I managed, no more bombs in Nairobi”
Known for taking the war to his opponents, Ahmednasir or The Grand Mullah, as he is famously known felt the former police boss was not up to the task and that was why he was frequently dropped from government.
“Kimaiyo is the only Kenyan HE Uhuru sacked twice in two years…God, HE Uhuru has a very low opinion of the man!” said Ahmednasir in another tweet.
Kimaiyo has been Kenya Airports Authority chairman since December 2014 when Uhuru appointed him after he was forced to retire as the Inspector General of Police in the wake of increased terror attacks in the country.
He was replaced by Joseph Boinnet after being unable to reform the force.
It is not the first time Ahmednasir and Kimaiyo engage in a spat as the duo locked horns during the 2014 infamous Usalama watch operations.
At the time, David Kimaiyo accused lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi of “undermining the government’s efforts to fight insecurity” in the country when the prominent lawyer voiced his concerns over the manner in which the operations were conducted.
A newspaper column by the outspoken lawyer in which he said the operation targeted the Somali community who were treated like second-class citizens sparked the row.