IPOA: Top Cops Should Resign Over Kapedo Attack

IPOA chair Macharia Njeru has blamed lack of coordination and coherent structure in the police leadership which he says affects police preparedness in dealing with imminent, threats.


Speaking on Monday morning at the authority’s office, Njeru called on the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo to use IPOA recommendations on the Mpeketoni attack to avert further attacks similar to the Kapedo tragedy.


This comes just a day after President Kenyatta issued an ultimatum to communities in Kapedo area to surrender guns stolen from slain police officers or risk undisclosed consequences.


The President issued the ultimatum while touring areas of Baringo and Turkana counties.


Top security officials including Baringo County senator Gideon Moi, his West-Pokot counter-part John Lonyangapuo and Tiaty Member of Parliament Asman Kamama as well as other leaders held a meeting to address the ongoing security crisis affecting the two counties.


The bodies of the slain were transported to Nairobi’s Chiromo mortuary by road.


According to the interior ministry, reinforcement has been dispatched to Kapedo after the ambush to quell the unrest.


By Wangui Ngechu