Kindiki reorganises security apparatus in North Rift to end banditry
The reorganisation will touch on the management, command and control of the National Police Reservists (NPR) to supplement the capabilities of the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the operation 'Maliza Uhalifu'.
"The Government has stepped up the effort to rid the Country of violent bandit attacks. While significant strides have been made towards this end, much more needs to be done to completely neutralize the threats posed by bandits terrorising the public in Northern Rift Valley," Kindiki stated.
Kindiki spoke after meeting local security heads and field commanders at Namba and Kamenjo areas that bandits recently attacked.
"Together with local security heads and field commanders, we have reviewed the progress of Operation Maliza Uhalifu. To seal off operational gaps, we are forthwith reorganising the management, command and control of the National Police Reservists (NPR) to supplement the capabilities of the National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in the operation," Kindiki stated.
"Visited Namba and Kamenjo areas that were recently attacked and held an impromptu views taking session with members of the local community at Ngaratuko Primary School grounds, in Baringo North Sub-County, Baringo County, and held a strategy and operational review meeting with operation commanders, heads of various security agencies and commanders of formed up units."
The CS also held a meeting with Rift Valley Regional Security and Intelligence Committee chaired by Regional Commissioner Abdi Hassan, Baringo County Security Team led by County Commissioner Stephen Sangoro and local Operation Commanders.
The visit by Kindiki comes a week after a bandit attack in West Pokot happened leaving six dead and 16 injured.
Among those killed were three bandits suspected to have been from the neighbouring county of Turkana and two locals. The sixth died in hospital after being injured during the crossfire between the bandits, the security teams and the locals.