The county Government of Elgeyo Marakwet has launched the use of technology in bid to mitigate banditry along the volatile Kerio Valley belt.
Speaking at Tot Police Station on Friday, December 30 while launching a drone to address issues of insecurity, Governer Wisley Korir said the use of drone will help in tracing bandits who for long have used advantage of the rugged terrain in the area kill innocent residents in broad daylight.
He noted that the drone will be installed in Tot Police Station to monitor the movement of bandits along River Kerio.
He further said that the drone will also be used in deterring ambushes laid by bandits that has caused the deaths of lives for security officers who have been pursuing the criminals in bid to recover stolen animals.
Residents of Kerio welcomed the installation of drone saying for a long period of time they had been living in fear as bandits had been staging attacks getting them off guard.
The residents were optimistic that the move will end the blood shed in the area. For over 20 years, residents in Kerio have been having sleepless nights and this comes as a reprieve to them as it will allow them to carry out the business without fear.
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