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Kenyan President Fires Minister, Police Chief after Massacre

News24   in 
December 2, 2014

Nairobi – Kenya’s interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia’s Shabaab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation that he had replaced interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku, and accepted police chief David Kimaiyo’s request to retire.

“Earlier today I held a meeting with Kimaiyo who has offered to retire and I have accepted the retirement request. I thank him for his service to the nation,” Kenyatta said.

“Subsequently, I have also nominated Joseph Nkaissery to take over the security docket as Interior Cabinet Secretary,” he added.


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