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Matingi: all affected buildings secured, Kenya is safe

CS Internal Affairs Fred Matiang’i

The Cabinet Secretary for internal security Fred Mating’i, has now announced that police officers have taken control of all the buildings affected by the attack along 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi today afternoon.

Flanked by high powered government delegation, speaking to journalist on the steps of Harambee house tonight, Mating’i has assured the country that Kenya remains safe for all citizens as well as foreign visitors.

According to Mating’i the operation is at it;s final stages.

“We are now in the final stages of mopping up the area and securing evidence and documenting the consequences of this unfortunate event.”

Mating’i added that Kenyans should be ready to get about with their business.

“I can now report that Kenya is now safe and the situation is under control.” Matiang’i assured.

The CS also appreciated the support from international community.

“The president is well seized of the matter….let us all remember that terrorism will never defeat us and we as a country remains strong and determined and we will not bend to any terrorism events, Matingi’i said.

Mating’i was accompanied by among other government leaders Cabinet Secretary for Defense Rachael Omamo.

The government assurance comes even when the details on the attack remain scanty with the officials taking meticulous and careful steps not to be caught between a rock and a hard place.

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