By Farah Adan
Two days after Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery took issue with North Eastern leaders for not naming Al-Shabaab sympathizers as they promised, a section of the leaders have now responded saying they owe him no list.
In a quick rejoinder, Majority leader and Garissa township MP. Aden Duale said that the leaders do not report to the Interior CS but the head of state to whom they have already submitted their recommendations.
Duale who is the Chairman of the North Eastern Parliamentary Group retired their resolve to work with the government to stamp out terrorism in the region and the country at large but warned against misleading the public.
Wajir West MP Abdikadir Ore urged Nkaissery to concentrate on the task at hand as the militants were now invading Kenyan villages in a bid to radicalize more youth.
His Ijara counterpart Abass Ibrahim reminded Nkaissery that the local leaders do not know members of the group to name them but instead promised to carry out a fact finding mission and report their findings which they have already done.
The Majority leader came under fire from his colleagues after pledging to name and shame financiers of the Somali militants in the aftermath of the deadly Garissa University College attack in which 147 people most of them students lost their lives.
The leaders were speaking in Garisa town while issuing Uwezo Fund cheques to the Majority leader’s constituents.