suspended and could face charges of criminal negligence over the
massacre at the town's university earlier this month, the
government announced on Tuesday.
Militants from Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels attacked
the university in the northeastern town of Garissa on April 2,
lining up non-Muslim students for execution and killing 148 people.
Kenya interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery, said a preliminary
investigation into the response to the attack signalled that the
officials, among them senior police officers, had failed to
mobilise ahead of the attack despite intelligence warnings.
"I take this opportunity to warn all officers bestowed with the
responsibility for the management of security across the
country. Each will be held accountable for any acts of omission
that endangers the lives and property of Kenyans," the minister
"This investigation is starting immediately," he added, saying that
the officials would be formally charged if there is evidence of