Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, on Wednesday, broke his silence following the closure of seven schools in Kitui County.
Matiangi, who met with lawmakers from the county, stated that he would personally fix the insecurity issue that had gripped the area.
“We discussed measures aimed at permanently resolving the perennial Somali herders’ conflict.
“As the government, one of our core mandates is to protect the lives and properties of Kenyans,” remarked the Interior CS.
The move by the CS came after the learning institutions, which comprised of both primary and secondary public schools, were forced to disrupt their services due to an increase in insecurity in the region
It was reported that constant attacks on the schools had led to hundreds of pupils dropping out.
Additional information revealed that 200 families had fled their homes due to the persistent menace that had not been addressed by the law enforcers.
In February 2019, a school identified as Engamba Primary School was discovered to have been closed for the last 27 years.
The services of the school had been terminated after bandits attacked the institution, which is situated a few meters away from the border with Tana River County.
During the raid, the headteacher was killed while several teachers and pupils were left injured.
According to reports, the deceased was shot as he shielded pupils who had fled to safety.