Gun Found In Nairobi Club As Odinga Blasts Terrorists
Kenya Premier Monday ruled out the possibility of pulling troops from Somalia, warning that would imply surrendering to terrorism.
Flanked by Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, acting Security Minister Mohammed Yusuf among other top government officials, Odinga told a large congregation in Garissa that Kenyan soldiers would fight to the last terrorist until Somalia realizes peace.
He said: “We want Somalia to be peaceful so that the 500,000 Somali refugees being hosted in Dadaab refugee camp can go back to their country to relieve Kenya of the burden of hosting them.”
Speaking with fury, Odinga further stated that “surrender is therefore not an option for us because if we leave Somalia, anarchy will set in which will spill over the borders.”
Frequent terror attacks on churches have destabilized the nation, with fears hitting boiling levels that they are aimed at sparking a religious war between Muslims and Christians.
Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for most attacks in the country that have left scores dead.
On Sunday, gunmen sprayed bullets at a church in Garissa, killing at least 17 and injuring dozens.
“It is known that Al Shabaab recently joined Al Qaeda, and there is danger that the terrorist organizations could link up with other terrorist groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria to destabilize the whole African continent,” he added.
On his part, Kalonzo claimed the Garissa attack was to drive a wedge between Christians and Muslims.
He urged Kenyans to cooperate with police and volunteer information on suspects who may have ill intentions or cooperated in the heinous and cowardly attacks on innocent civilians.
In a related development, information obtained by Chimpreports.com indicates that a pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition was on Sunday night found abandoned in the restroom of a popular private hangout Dream Village club in Nairobi
“A patron who had gone to the wash rooms to help himself bumped into the gun. Fear arose as people could not tell the objective of the gun being left there. Partiers immediately stormed out,” said our source in Nairobi.
Police officers later secured the pistol.
Makadara OCPD Tom Atuti told journalists at the scene that the weapon must have been in possession of a registered and licensed gun holder.
"The weapon will be verified by Chief firearms licensing office and the owner will be prosecuted in court,” he said
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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