John Mututho

‘We commend the fast response by security forces during Riverside attack,’ – John Mututho

The fast response by the country’s security forces following the terror attack in Nairobi continued to attract praise with leaders noting that there was a major difference compared to the Westgate attack.

Former NACADA chairman John Mututho said that due to the fast response tens of lives been rescued during the raid on 14 Riverside Drive on Tuesdayafternoon.

 “As we mourn with those families that lost their loved ones, we commend the fast response by our security forces that saw tens of other lives saved,” he said.

Mututho was however quick to note that the accomplices of the killed terrorists should be hunted down and charged with capital offences.

He said that some members of the public housed, fed and gave information to the killers adding that it was time that they were also cornered.

“These killers did not drop from the skies but they were hosted by Kenyans who even knew their motive and its time that they were arrested,” he said.

Addressing the press in Naivasha, the former Naivasha said that the country should not be cowed by evil terror attacks as it had happened in Nairobi.

“This is not the time to start finger pointing but we should be united as a country and offer the security officers any information so that all those involved can face the law,” he said.

Mututho added that during the attack, innocent lives had been lost adding that terror attacks across the region should be condemned by all.

“A few sick individuals hiding under the name of a religion have left tens of families in tears and its time the world was united in wiping these evils forces,” he said.

The sentiments were echoed by the chairman Nakuru Youth Leaders Forum Charles Mburu who noted that for years the country security agents had managed to deal with terror attacks.

While condemning the attack, Mburu called on Kenyans to be united and support the security forces though information so as to deal with all those involved.

“This is one of the darkest moments for this country and we mourn with families that lost their relatives and support our security agents in dealing with these killers,” he said.

On Tuesday, six suspected terrorists raided DusitD2 hotel shooting randomly and killing innocent members of the public before they were also gunned down on Wednesday.

-Anthony Gitonga

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