Uproar over curfew extension in Garissa, Wajir and Tana River Featured

Leaders from North Eastern have vowed to petition an order by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery to extend curfew in Garissa, Mandera, Wajir and Tana River. Garissa County Woman

Representative Mrs Shukran Gure said the curfew imposed in the four counties was illegal and against the constitution since it has restricted the freedom of movement and worship. She said she would table a petition against Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery in Parliament on the 8th of June when the house
resumes from recess, because she claimed the dusk to dawn curfew has affected residents’ economical wellbeing.

Lagdera Member of Parliament Mohamed Shidiye faulted the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for carrying out the duties of police, and in the process harassing innocent civilians. Despite outcry about the extension, Wajir County commissioner said the curfew has not only improved security in the area but also social cohesion. The town has also enjoyed relative calm and no terror incident was reported for the last one month. The government has imposed a one month curfew on Mandera and Tana River region after the Garissa university attack where more than145 lives were lost.

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