In Summary
  • County Commissioner Abdiruzak Jaldesa assured residents that security has been restored in the region.
  • He warned politicians in the area against misusing the youth by luring them with money into committing crime.
  • Police have now zeroed in on three politicians in connection with the killings.

The government has intensified police patrols and increased the number of security personnel in Matungu Sub-County, Kakamega County in an effort to boost security following recent killings.

Kakamega County Commissioner Abdiruzak Jaldesa assured residents that security has been restored in the region following the arrest of five suspects believed to have been behind the spate of killings.

He was speaking in Matungu Tuesday during a leaders’ meeting called to discuss security matters.

OFFICERS MOVED

He said security officers who have worked in one station for long have also been transferred and a new team brought in order to seal any gaps in security operations.

Matungu residents have been living in fear for the last one month as unknown criminals relentlessly terrorised them.

Police say that three suspects have since been killed by members of the public and two gunned down by security officers.

Mr Jaldesa said that each of the five wards in the area will have a security team with a leader and that all operations will be coordinated well for effectiveness.

He warned politicians in the area against misusing the youth by luring them with money into committing crime.

POLITICAL RIVALRY

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