Kindiki orders hiring of 250 reservists to curb insecurity rise

Thursday, November 24th, 2022 09:43 | By
'Leave or face forceful eviction,' - CS Kindiki issues stern warning to camel herders invading Kitui
Interior CS Kithure Kindiki (centre) arrives in Kitui on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. PHOTO/Courtesy

Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of Government Prof Kithure Kindiki (pictured) has ordered for recruitment of 250 police reservists in Mwingi to curb insecurity in the area.

Kindiki said the government will train the 250 National Police Reservists (NPR) adding that the government would release Sh1.1 million for the completion of a police post under construction in the area to host more police officers.

 Currently, there is a temporary police post which has 21 police officers patrolling the area.

 The CS was speaking in Mandongoi Primary School in Mwingi North following ongoing insecurity in the area between camels’ herders and locals.

Last week two people were killed by suspected bandits alleged to be camel herders.

Kindiki, who was accompanied by local leaders and the county security team, promised a multi-pronged approach targeting a permanent end to cyclic conflicts that have been witnessed in the area for long.

 He directed the county security team to highlight all the required support they need to ensure insecurity in the region is a thing of the past.

Kindiki also ordered police officers to do their job as the government will protect them so long as they do the right thing to protect Kenyans and their property.

“We cannot wait for another death or crisis before we act. Neither will we have a discussion with criminals. Use all the available means to protect the lives and property of peace-loving Kenyans. The government will defend you so long as your action is within the law,” he stated.  


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