Kenyans urged to volunteer information on illicit arms
Kenya National Focal Point on Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons boss Charlton Mureithi has asked Kenyans living along porous borders to volunteer information of holders of illicit arms which he has said fuels urban crime.
Speaking at Osorongai village in Cherangany Sub County during the burial of the late William Sing’oei who was until his death the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Joint Operations Centre, Mureithi said it was only through community safety initiatives that the country could remain safe.
The late Sing'oei was found dead in his house at the Embakasi Military Barracks last week Wednesday, May 12.
Mureithi who represented inspector General Hillary Mutyambai eulogized the late Sing’oei as a loyal and patriotic officer with outstanding performance.
"I have learned with great sorrow the passing of William Kipkemboi Sing’oei OGW who was my deputy. William was a humble man, diligent and a hard-working public servant who left an indelible mark during his service," read part of the message from the IG.
Mutyambai described the late Sing’oei as a loyal and patriotic officer who served the country with commitment and with great dedication.
He said the late Sing’oei who joined the Kenya police force in 1984 had risen through the ranks becoming a deputy director of operations at the Kenya Wildlife Services to the rank of assistant inspector general.
Former inspector general David Kimaiyo eulogized the late sing’oei describing him as a humble man, diligent and hard-working public servant who had left an indelible mark in all the police service.
Trans Nzoia County Deputy Governor Dr. Stanley Tarus Kenei asked Trans Nzoia residents not to lower their guard on Corona Virus which he said was a threat to humankind and called for observance of all protocols.
"Coronavirus is real and we do not have to think that the government is punishing Kenyans. Let us all observe sanitizing, keeping distance and wearing masks prpperly," said the Deputy governor.