By NJ Correspondent:
On Saturday President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Education CS Fred Matiang’i to take up the security docket following the sudden death of late Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
Matiang’i who has taken up the duty immediately imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in Garissa, Tana River and Lamu counties following a spate of terror attacks by the affiliated Al-Qaida group Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab militants have on Friday, beheaded nine men in Pandanguo in Lamu County barely a week after they attacked the Pandanguo Police Station killing two police officers and injuring several others.
In a gazette notice dated July 8, 2017, Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i however enacted restricted movement from dawn to dusk order in three counties of Garissa, Lamu and Tana River.
Residents of the affected areas include Maralani, Galmagala, Bodehei, Milimani, Baure, Basuba, Mangai, Holugho Border Point, Sangailu and Masalani.
Other areas including Ijara, Hola, Garsen, Kipini, Kiunga and Ishakani/ Dar-es-Salaam Border Point their environs extending to about 20km from the Kenya-Somalia border will now have to be indoors from 6.30pm to 6.30am.
Dr Matiang’i who was praised after he has proved his mettle in the Education Ministry for getting rid of exam cheating anomalies, is now anticipated to crack the whip by taking his no-nonsense approach to the security docket with less than a month to the August polls.