Duale backs IG KImaiyo’s curfew orders

By Rufus Hunja

The National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale has called on Lamu residents to adhere to the curfew orders issued by the   Inspector General of police David Kimaiyo that residents remain indoors between 6:30pm  and 6:30 Am as from the 20th of July to 20th August this year.

In statement to media houses signed by the two, Duale says that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the curfew does not disrupt the Ramadhan prayers.

After initially appearing to disagree with the Inspector General of Police David Kimayo on the curfew orders issued last week, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale seems to have softened his stance and is now urging Lamu residents to obey the orders.

And while Muslim faithful are encouraged to go on with the holy month prayers as per the timetable, they are also expected to remain indoors between 6:30pm and 6:30am from the 20th of July to 20th August.

This comes as calls for the sacking of Inspector general of Police David Kimaiyo and National Intelligence Service boss Michael Gichangi continue to mount with Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo claiming they have failed in their mandate.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the attacks in the County believed to be orchestrated by the Al shabaab militia prompting the police to give the curfew orders as they embark on an operation to haunt down the perpetrators.

The curfew order has seen food prices in the county shoot as supplies become scarce.