NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on
Wednesday directed security agencies to tame a spate of killings
of innocent Kenyans across the country.
the rising cases of mysterious killings involving innocent
Kenyans across the country were alarming and required urgent and
decisive action from all law enforcement formations led by the
"We have to get to the bottom of these murders.
"We can’t have a situation where we are confronted with cases
of killings every single day.
"This is unacceptable," the President said.
He made the remarks when he sent a message of condolence and
comfort to the family of Governor Jackson Mandago of Uasin Gishu
County whose brother was found dead in an unfinished house in
"Our law enforcement agencies should move with speed to bring
these senseless killings to an end.
"Let us deploy all resources at our disposal to ensure the
safety of Kenyans across the country," he added.
The remarks come at a time when the country is dealing with
several unexplained and gruesome murders in several parts of the
"We cannot allow rogue elements in our midst to continue
visiting violence on innocent Kenyans.
"The recent wave of killings in Matungu and other parts of
the country are regrettable," the Head of State said as he urged
the police to bring to book perpetrators of these heinous acts.
More than 30 people have been killed by the gangs in the past
two months in Matungu, western Kenya in a wave of insecurity
that has hit the region.