Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki has attributed the killings that have been and are still being reported in the Kerio Valley to the former administration.
When the CS visited Kerio Valley on Tuesday, just a few days after bandits killed two sisters and stole numerous heads of livestock, he played the victimization card against his predecessor.
Prof. Kindiki claims that since the previous administration pulled the police reserve out of the Kerio Valley, many innocent lives have been lost there.
The CS reiterated the government's position to "restore and even enhance the numbers of the National Police Reservists in 14 bandit prone Counties with immediate effect" after the decision to abruptly and without cause withdraw nearly 10,000 reservists resulted in a significant loss of innocent lives and deprivation of property.
Although the charges of recalling reservists from the Kerio Valley were refuted by the former CS, Dr. Fred Matiangi, his successor said that roughly 10,000 reservists were called up.
The same allegations were made by President William Ruto when he was still the second in command. He said the recall of the reservists was an attempt to punish him.
"The national police reserve's pullout was really a regrettable move, but because it was meant to punish William Ruto, never mind that many people died, is a genuine tragedy, but that is the nature of our politics in Kenya," Ruto added.
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