47 culprits linked to the recent violence arrested as police mop out weapons- CS Kindiki.
Speaking at Kilgoris, The interior cabinet secretary, Kithure Kindiki outlined the government’s efforts to combat insecurity and violence in the country.
Kindiki stated,”The Government has established a General Service Unit (GSU) camp at the Nkararo-Enoosaen cutline following a spate of violent attacks over perennial communal border disputes,”
“Security enforcement officers are directed to ensure peace and safety in Kilgoris Constituency and mop up all weapons in the hands of residents,”
He revealed that several culprits have been apprehended including leaders who have been inciting violence across the country.
He stated,”47 culprits linked to the recent violence that led to deaths, injuries, and destruction of property have been arrested, and security agencies are instructed to apprehend all persons, including political and community leaders who are inciting, orchestrating or funding violence. Any historical grievances, including land disputes, should be resolved peacefully and within the law.”
This comes a day after 312 individuals were also arrested for orchestrating violent attacks in the name of protests.
Kindiki stated,”312 people who directly or indirectly planned, orchestrated, or financed yesterday’s violent protests and acts of lawlessness, including a Member of Parliament, have been arrested, and will be charged with various criminal offences. The search for more culprits is on,”
“Violent protests that lead to deaths, injury of civilians and security officers, disruption of daily businesses, destruction of private and public property, and looting are acts of lawlessness that can neither be accepted nor tolerated,” he added.