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Administrator calls on elders to help arrest girl’s k*****s

Friday, April 5th, 2024 07:45 | By
A representation image of a crime scene. PHOTO/Pexels
A representation image of a crime scene. PHOTO/Pexels

Isiolo County Commissioner Geoffrey Omoding has directed elders to closely work with the police to apprehend bandits who shot and killed a Form Three girl on her way home aboard Isiolo bound bus Monday.

Omoding said bandits believed to be 10 from a neighbouring county are well known by the local people and the elders must assist the police officers to track them down so as to curb the menace in the area.

He said the local herders said they had seen the armed bandits who fetched water from an earth-dam before ambushing and attacking the bus near Gotu area.

“The herders in the area had spotted the bandits taking water from a well before they proceeded to attack the oncoming bus,” he added.

Omoding condemned the incident and also called upon residents to take it as a responsibility to tip the authorities about the crime trends in the area so as to enhance security there.

However, the County Commissioner said security in Gotu area has been beefed up and assured the residents that the government would ensure there was adequate security along Isiolo-Merti road.

He said a security operation was underway and urged Nyumba Kumi elders to avail information of where the criminals could be hiding so they could be arrested and prosecuted.

The administrator added that patrols would continue in all roads leading to Merti, Garbatula and Marsabit and warned those behind crime that their days are now numbered. Omoding also said 70 camels stolen a week ago have been recovered and the security men were still pursuing the remaining 35 adding the government would now use drones and new armoured vehicles to deal with criminals.                                                       

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