The Kenya Defence Forces should not keep peace in Somalia when Kenya is not safe, Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba has said.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Khaemba said there is a need to safeguard Kenyan borders first before sending security officers to take care of other countries.
He cited the recent Mandera terrorist attacks, where more than 50 people were killed.
Khaemba was speaking in Kitale town on Saturday during the launch of the Governor's Corner, a platform for residents to engage the governor on county issues.
He said insecurity has caused the deterioration of the country's economy.
Khaemba asked the national government to involve governors in security matters.
He said governors can help improve security by helping in issuance of police vehicles and fuelling them to enhance patrols.
The governor wondered why the judiciary frees criminal suspsects on bond without involving residents of areas where such crimes are reported.