THE NGO COUNCIL LAUDS GOVERNMENT PLAN TO DISARM CRIMINALS IN KERIO VALLEY AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
The NGO Council of Kenya has lauded the move by the interior Cabinet secretary Dr Fred Mataingi and inspector General of Police Inspector Hillary Mutambuyi to carry out a disarmament exercise of all criminals in the clash torn Kerio valley and other parts of the country.
NGO Council Chairman Stephen K. Cheboi said the security operations in the Kerio valley and other parts conflict front and bandit-prone hot spots in Baringo, Samburu and West Pokot need to succeed so as to disarm criminal elements terrorizing innocent and peace loving residents in the country.
"It is common knowledge bandits always flee across the border through porous points and hide with relatives until the operation is over and therefore there is need to seal all porous borders as the intended disarmament exercise begin" Cheboi said.
The neighbouring countries should also be involved in tightening security and arresting the criminal elements if they try to escape.
The NGO Council condemned strongly the recent murder of 3 innocent young boys while grazing cattle in Elgeyo Marakwet country saying this was "unacceptable".
The murdered boys were laid to rest last recently as their traumatized parents and relatives demanded justice wondering what crime the children had committed to be killed in cold blood.
"NGO Council urge the Government to enhance vigilance in all parts of the country during the official campaigns period to ensure no criminal takes advantage to disturb the peace of others Kenyans urge Kenyans to keenly listen to manifestos of each party so as to make informed decisions on election day August 9 2022.
The NGO Council urges all leaders across the country to always preach peace during campaign periods in the country.," Cheboi said.
Stephen K. Cheboi- Chairman NGO Council of Kenya
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