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Leaders demand quick police response to calls of distress

Leaders demand quick police response to calls of distress


Saturday May 18 2024

KNA by Abduba Mamo

Leaders from Meru, Marsabit, Samburu and Isiolo counties have accused security officers of laxity in responding to calls of distress, when their communities are attacked by cattle rustlers in the region.

The leaders attributed the delay in police response to livestock thefts to resident’s self-inflicted lawlessness, resulting in the loss of lives and property.

However, in a peace meeting at Nasuulu Conservancy in Burat Ward, Isiolo County, chaired by the area Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Musango, he emphasized the need for the Sub-County Security Committee swift response to cattle rustling to deter community’s retaliation measures.

The elders added that slow response by police gave the criminals time to escape with the stolen animals, thus promoting the desire for vengeance by the aggrieved party.

Musango advised communities’ council of elders to instead review their cultural practices and scrap the outdated ones.

He further instructed Chiefs and their assistants to report National Police Reservists (NPRs) deployed to secure private premises for the rich in the area.

The DCC said that NPRs are security officers under National Police Service and were answerable to OCS and not any other person.

At the same time, he directed chiefs and their assistants to ensure NPRs from their areas of jurisdiction reside where communities are located and not operate from towns.

Meanwhile, Musango said the government had already improved the local security situation, citing the recent acquisition of two special modern vehicles, which are well-matched for combating criminals even in harsh terrains.

Courtesy: KNA

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