News ID: 116333
Published: 0706 GMT April 22, 2015

Nine security chiefs suspended over Al-Shabab attack

Nine security chiefs suspended over Al-Shabab attack

Kenya's Interior Minister said he suspended nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa during a probe to determine if they failed to stop a terrorist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died.

Joseph Nkaissery said a thorough investigation is needed to determine if the individual officers are criminally culpable, AP reported.

Nkaissery and the Police Inspector General Wilson Boinnet have come under heavy criticism for flying to Garissa University College, the scene of the April 2 attack, instead of giving those flights to members of the police tactical team that ended the siege hours later.

Al-Shabab terrorists from Somalia claimed responsibility for the university attack. Al-Shabab has vowed to carry out attacks on Kenya for deploying troops to fight the group.



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