Magoha calls for heightened security in Northern Kenya

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has called for heightened security in the North-Eastern region which has in the past weeks experienced intensified attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

Magoha added that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will not review its delocalization policy in view of the attacks.

“We shall not be cowed. Every Kenyan must be ready to serve any part of the country. I believe security agencies in the affected counties can deal with this matter,” Magoha said while speaking to security chiefs during a three-day coast regional security forum which entered its second day on Thursday.

He further challenged residents in the affected areas to work closely with the police and local teachers and report any suspicious persons within their area.

“The affected schools are hundreds of kilometers from the Somali border with Kenya. It means these criminals are within the area, therefore locals must work closely with security agencies to report strangers. We are not going to be cowed in our own country.”