Prime Minister Raila Odinga has decried the rising insecurity and road carnage across the country, in a statement Odinga said the situation is alarming, here below is the Odinga’s statement.
RISING INSECURITY AND ROAD CARNAGE:
I find the killing of innocent people has gone on for much of this year in Moyale and other parts of Northern Kenya disturbing and unacceptable.
Too many meetings have been held with the national leadership and top brass of our security organs. Too many warnings have been issued by the National Government. Too many visits have been made to the affected areas. There has been too much talk of contingents of security formations being dispatched to Northern Kenya.
Yet, in the end, nothing changes.
From Garissa to Wajir to Marsabit and Mandera, insecurity, characterized by killing of innocent villagers, is becoming the norm. Today, Moyale has become the centre of these crimes. The number of victims is rising daily, while the National Government procrastinates, issues threats, makes promises and looks somebody to blame.
This pattern must end once and for all.
The National Government must restore sanity in Northern Kenya immediately to allow the people to settle down to the business of managing their lives and their future.
The National Government must also, immediately, come up with concrete steps to end the carnage on our roads.
The tears have barely dried and the grief has not ended among the families that lost members in the recent accident in Kisii involving school children and teachers.
Then yesterday, we lost tens of lives on the road again. The reaction is the same; warnings and threats of stern action after the damage is done.
I ask the government to extend a helping hand to all the families caught in the latest road tragedy. They need help with the bills and related expenses.
This help must be coupled with concrete actions to restore sanity on the roads and in the wider security infrastructure of Kenya.
RAILA A. ODINGA.
AUGUST 30, 2013