Interior Cabinet Minister Joseph Ole Lenku has said the government will take appropriate action against the group that caused yesterday's violence in Maralal in Laikipia County.
A student from Laikipia University, Maralal Campus and a 14 year old boy were killed in the incident as police officers engaged 2,000 Maralal residents in running battles. The residents were demonstrating against rising crime.
The University student was shot by a stray bullet and died on the spot while the boy was attacked and hacked to death by irate protesters for unknown reasons.
Ole Lenku condemned the violence adding that the government has beefed up security in the area following the incident. "I strongly caution those engaging in lawlessness that they will be dealt with in accordance to the law." He said.
In relation to the closing down of drilling processes by Tullow Oil Company in Turkana, he said that the The National Police Service has beefed up security in the area and will be establishing additional permanent police posts in selected areas of Turkana County.
He further assured investors that the government is doing its best to establish a safe working environment in the country.
The Interior Cabinet Minister also emphasized with those that lost their loved in yesterday's accident involving a train and a mini-bus in Nairobi's Umoja area
Fifteen people died when a train rammed into the mini-bus as it was attempting to cross the railway line at Mtindwa Junction in Umoja.
Ole Lenku assured the public that the Traffic Department is under strict instructions to deal with the likely factors that continue to cause accidents on the roads.
"The government has already taken measures to mitigate against factors leading to accident but we shall not tire from doing even more in this regard until this menace is brought under control. The Traffic Department is under strict instructions to ensure that all public service vehicles on our roads are roadworthy.This is a non-negotiable condition for all vehicles on our roads." Ole Lenku said