Addressing members of the Mandera County assembly who had visited in his Karen office, Nairobi, Ruto said security agencies were working with the local community to restore law and order in the region.
“The security of the situation in Northern Kenya is a matter of concern and we remain committed to finding a lasting solution. The perpetual disruption of normal life, businesses, and school programs is regrettable,” the DP said.
Mandera County and other parts of the Northern Eastern regions have been hit by a spate of insecurity and other forms of insurgency that have continued to disrupt people’s normal lives.
Leaders have also raised concerns of unsuspected murder and disappearance of people in the region.
The DP noted that the security situation in Northern Kenya has become a matter of concern adding that the government will take decisive measures to deal with the situation.
Ruto spoke today during a consultative meeting with 38 Members of the County Assembly of Mandera led by Deputy Speaker Farah Abdi Abdinoor, Majority Leader Abdi Adan Ali and Minority Leader Jimale Abdi Hassan.
Meanwhile Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i said the government will deploy all security machinery to arrest culprits who murdered police officers.
Addressing the media in accompany of Northern Kenya leaders Dr. Matiang’i said the government has mobilized troops and resources to Wajir, Marsabit, and Isiolo counties to bring to book the murders of security officers.
“It doesn’t matter how long it takes to capture the perpetrators, we will get them,” the CS said.
The CS warned leaders from the region to shun from uttering inflammatory statements that may breach peace when commenting on crucial matters.
“We have people to manage. We have a country to lead. We must remember we are a family,” he added.
However, leaders from Northern Kenya claimed that several people were illegally armed.