Mr. President,

As you are well aware, it has been one year since terrorists attacked and mercilessly took away the lives of at least sixty seven (67) persons during the Westgate Mall terror attack. It is four and half months since criminal gangs unleashed untold terror on thousands of Kenyans and left eighty (80) people dead in Mpeketoni. It has been one year and five months since criminal gangs terrorized the residents of Bungoma and Busia, killing more than fifty (50) people and seriously injuring more than one hundred (100) Kenyans. It has been four months since inter-clan wars in Mandera claimed the lives of over forty three (43) people, left hundreds injured and over one hundred thousand displaced.

In the Northern and Rift regions in Kenya especially Turkana, Wajir, Mandera, Baringo insecurity soars with at least over one hundred and twenty (120) people dead, more than ninety five (95) seriously injured and not less than thirteen thousand five hundred and thirty six (13,536) left displaced since 29 June, 2013. In addition to these insecurity statistics we have more unmentioned incidents in Nairobi, Mombasa, Tana River, Eldoret among many more. Worse still is the fact that even security agents trained to protect civilians have themselves become victims of insecurity. Beyond losing people beloved to them, the survivors of the attacks -men, women, children civilians and security agents - suffer post-traumatic stress disorders and other forms of social distress.

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