Keep off crime scenes, CID boss tells leaders
Senior government officials have been urged to keep off crime scenes especially immediately after they occur.
Their visits to the scenes, together with their aides and bodyguards, interfere with investigations and rescue efforts, CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro said.
They were also exposing themselves to danger in case of secondary blasts, he added. (SEE IN PICTURES: Blast rocks Kenyan capital)
“Most documented terrorist attacks have shown that the secondary blasts are usually more devastating,” he warned.
But in a quick rejoinder, politicians defended their visits, saying they went there after rescue operations had been completed.
At a press conference in Nairobi, Nairobi Metropolitan Minister Jamleck Kamau and assistant minister Elizabeth Ongoro instead turned the heat on journalists, accusing them of pushing them to hold press conferences.
“When operations are still going on, I don’t think it is right to go there or even hold press conferences,” Mr Kamau said.
Ms Ongoro added political leaders had a duty to be part of people’s suffering.