A few days ago, cattle rustlers invaded a village in Kerio valley.The bandit attack led to the death of several people including school going children and the loss of cattle. The Cabinet Secretary in the ministry of interior and coordination professor Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday had to visit the area to ascertain the damage done and to come up with means to restore order.
Vocal Kakamega Senator, Bony Khalwale has finally broken silence on how majority of Members of Parliament drawn from Rift Valley prevented him from ending cattle rustling which has become a huge problem for the Government. The cattle rustlers who are also referred to as bandits have been causing havoc among pastoralist communities by taking away their cattles and even killing and injuring the locals in the process.
Interior CS Prof Kithure Kindiki has blamed the previous regime for the deaths that were, and are being recorded in the Karuio Valley. The CS put the blame game on his predecessor when he toured Kerio Valley on Tuesday, just a few days after bandits killed two sisters and took away several heads of livestock
Kepedo and Kerio valley are silent and the information on banditry and cattle rustling have reduced or completely ended. According to information obtained from the residents by opera writer, people have ventured into normal activities, learners are back to schools and teachers are safe. "The national examinations preparations are over and the students will be sitting for the exams in a peaceful environment," stated one of the school heads.
The nationals police service had for a long time been troubled by the bandits in Baragoi, Kapedo, Ol Moran and Kerio valley. The bandits continously killed people and in extreme conditions ambushed police and killed them. The banditry experience has since been silenced and no extreme instances of attacks are reported from the areas.
There are a number of Kenyans dispersed throughout the country. Furthermore, the government has been making particular efforts in counties like Laikipia, Baringo, and West Pokot to ensure that all residents are content with their lives. Some criminals have been attacking and killing innocent people in these areas, which is quite unfortunate.
Local leaders has called for dialogue among leaders from warring communities in the North Rift region to bring to end insecurity. This comes as residents in Kerio Valley region have become victims of insecurity between neighboring communities of Pokots, Turkana and Marakwet with the latest events greatly affecting socio-economic activities in the area.
The soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces are currently hunting down a group of bandits who are reported to have attacked a group of women. According to the reports that have been given from a reliable source is that the women were taking a bath when the incident. The soldiers are currently hunting them down since these people have become a threat to the country at large.
Don't Outshine Ruto" Reactions After Rigathi Set To Hold High-Level Meeting With Top Security Chiefs
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has dropped an evening shocker on Kenyans after he revealed plans of holding a high-level meeting with some leaders and top security chiefs drawn from Rift valley a move that has raised heated debate among netizens. According to details that have been shared by NTV, Rigathi has admitted that the insecurity witnessed in Kerio Valley for decades will soon come to an end as he will listen to leaders from the region and come up with a lasting solution.
The end of the road for bandit attacks in Kenya has come because of the immediate changes the head of state has put in place to ensure hostile places of insecurities like Lamu are done with. The government has decided to spend Ksh 1.2 billion to reinforce security in the area.
Photo courtesy is used to report the news. Abraham Kithure Kindiki, is a Kenyan politician, Lawyer and Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Administration of National Government. He was appointment after the President William Samoei Ruto, won the presidency elections. Today, Interior Cabinet Secretary Abraham Kithure Kindiki, visited Ketut in Volatile Kerio Valley, following the latest incident where two young girls were killed by bandits while herding cattles.
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.
Cabinet Secretary for Interior professor Kithure Kindiki has re-assured the residents of Kerio valley where bandits recently attacked innocent young girls that the government of president William Ruto is is doing everything possible to restore and enhance the numbers of National police reservists. "I Reiterated the Government position to restore and even enhance the numbers of the National Police Reservists in 14 bandit prone Counties with immediate effect.
The Delivered Drone to fight banditry in Kerio Valley Versus a Drone Expert Operating It. Photo Courtesy. As one of his campaign promises, Elgeyo Marakwet (EMC) Governor Wesley Rotich has stood true to his words after delivering a security gadget "drone" that will be missioned in the banditry-prone areas of Kerio Valley.
Interior CS Prof. Kithure Kindiki has attributed the killings that have been and are still being reported in the Kerio Valley to the former administration. When the CS visited Kerio Valley on Tuesday, just a few days after bandits killed two sisters and stole numerous heads of livestock, he played the victimization card against his predecessor.
This evening during the presidential debate,Ruto was asked on where he had been when lives were lost in the Kerio and ifhe had contributed anything to help improve the security in what is termed as the valley of death due to recent attacks by bandits and cattle rustlers.This has been a critical issue as far as national security is concerned as recently 140 people had lost their lives due to bandit attacks.
The incident of crimes have been witnessed in some parts of the country with Nairobi and Kerio Valley being on for front.Amid this the inspector general of national police service Japheth Koome has acted swiftly sending a strong warning to the criminals possessing firearms.He has publicly declare War to the criminals giving them thirty days notice to surrender of face the wrath.
It is so devastating and heartbreaking that Kenyan families are forced to scramble for wild fruits with the animals they keep. According to an interview by TV 47, residents from Kerio shared how hunger has continued to be a nightmare for them. They revealed that they have not harvested nor even planted any crops due to lack of rains in the area.
"Tupeeni wiki mbili tatu, tuweke waziri mpya wa usalama ambaye anajua ni nini anafanya". Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has assured the government will appoint an Interior CS in three weeks' time. He assured the Kenya Kwanza government will solve the insecurity menace in Kerio Valley.
Interior Cabinet secretary Fred matiang'i has hit out at the deputy president over what he said about security in kerio. The deputy president on Tuesday July 26th attended the presidential debate where he was set participate with former prime minister Raila odinga who did not show up for the debate.