Hotel owners told to be vigilant ahead of BBI meeting in Narok
In a bid to step up security ahead of the Saturday Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting at Narok Stadium, hotel owners and managers in the area have been asked to ensure all visitors booked in their premises are duly registered.
Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said many visitors, both local and outsiders are expected to flock the town during the event and therefore urged everyone should be alert and report any suspicious persons who may pose a security threat.
He told said at media briefing after inspecting the venue to ascertain everything is set for the big day: “You may need to add more workers to ensure you give quality services to our visitors. We want all the premises to remain clean and secure.”
The county commissioner added that the County and National government are working hand in hand to ensure success of the occasion.
“We have deployed enough police officers in the town and its environs to ensure maximum security for all. Traffic policemen will also be on standby to ensure smooth flow of the traffic,” reiterated Kimiti.
On the 10s of livestock that roam freely within the town, the county commissioner sounded a warning to the owners saying they risk being arrested and fined heavily if they do not remove their animals from town.
“All animals found loitering in town from now henceforth will be seized and the owners fined heavily. We do not want a situation where animals are seen sleeping on the streets or shop corridors as we have witnessed before,” said Kimiti.
At the same time, various stakeholders among them youth, Maasai Council of elders and the civil society have been meeting at the Maasai Mara University to air their views ahead of the big day.
Narok County will be the fifth to host the regional BBI rallies after Kisii, Kakamega, Mombasa and Kitui counties.
Last week, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga met leaders from the Maa speaking Counties to reconcile them ahead of the event.
Kajiado governor Joseph ole Lenku was appointed as chairperson of the BBI team in the region that comprises of Laikipia, Kajiado, Samburu and Narok Counties.