Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has summoned six governors for a security meeting on Tuesday, September 27, following a banditry attack in Turkana that left 11 people dead.
Speaking on Monday, September 26, while holding a meeting over the drought crisis in the nation, the DP summoned the governors of West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Laikipia, Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties.
"The governors from West Pokot, Turkana, Samburu, Laikipia, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, we are inviting you for a meeting tomorrow at 8.30 a.m. to discuss the security situation in that part of the country,” Gachagua stated.
During the meeting, the second in command said that the national government was going to work together with the county governments adding that it was a new paradigm shift.
He added that there was no way governors will have no say on security matters yet they affected the people that they governed.
"It cannot be that governors have no say in security matters yet they affect their own people. This is a new paradigm shift in our governance that we want a concerted effort by all leaders. And if we do, I think things will get better,” the DP stated.
Gachagua said that the county bosses will meet together with security officers on the ground, acting Inspector General Noor Gabow and the General Service Unit (GSU) commandant.
The summons come after President William Ruto promised that the security situation in Turkana will be dealt with firmly and conclusively.
“After receiving a comprehensive report on the Turkana/Pokot incident that led to 10 security/administration officers losing their lives, I have instructed security agencies to deal firmly, decisively and conclusively with those involved. Cattle rustling will stop na sio tafadhali,” the President said.