CS Kindiki orders officers to crackdown criminal elements
By Peter Ochieng
Security officers in the border county of Busia and other parts of the country where organised criminal gangs are terrorising innocent citizens, have a new directive from Kithure Kindiki, Cabinet Secretary (CS) for interior.
The CS on Tuesday directed officers in those areas to ruthlessly crackdown on the gangs and their leaders.
“The government has zero tolerance to criminal elements and assures citizens of their safety and security,” added the CS, who has, severally been ranked the best performing in president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration.
He spoke when he operationalized the Teso Central Sub-county, in Busia county, and installed Jack Orare as the first Deputy County Commissioner (DCC).
Kindiki was accompanied by among others, Busia county Deputy Governor Arthur Odera, Teso South MP Mary Emase, Teso North MP Oku Kaunya, Principal Administrative Secretary, Executive Office of the President Arthur Osiya, and other national government and county government officials.
“The Government will establish more administrative units to bring services closer to the people. All National Government Administration Officers (NGAO) must serve citizens with dedication and courtesy. Any officer demanding bribes will not only be liable to administrative action but prosecuted in accordance with the law,” added the CS.
Earlier, Kindiki said the government will firmly and decisively deal with cross-border security issues, in a bid to enhance trade and peaceful coexistence between Kenya and her neighbours.
He instructed Busia county and Sub-County security and Intelligence committees to track, apprehend, and prosecute criminal gangs terrorising citizens.
“To ease congestion in border towns, reduce traffic accidents, and boost trade between Kenya and other East Africa Community member states, the government will prioritise dualling of the Eldoret-Bungoma-Malaba road.”
The CS was addressing residents when he officially opened Teso North Sub-county headquarters and Kamolo Division headquarters.