Kenya police chief quits; Interior Minister fired

December 2, 2014 1:31 PM

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president announced a security shakeup Tuesday, firing his Interior Minister and accepting the resignation of the national police chief, in the wake of a series of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists from neighboring Somalia.

President Uhuru Kenyatta named an opposition politician and retired army general, Joseph Nkaissery, to be the new Interior Minister, in charge of security.

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