CS Kindiki meets Security Chiefs in Baringo after suspected bandit attack » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Interior and National Administration Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Tuesday met security chiefs in Baringo County, days after suspected bandits attempted to attack General Service Unit (GSU) officers on patrol.

Speaking during a briefing after the meeting, Kindiki instructed the Rift Valley Regional Security Team led by Regional Commissioner Abdi Hassan to ensure that the bandits and their financiers are apprehended and prosecuted.

“Anyone, whether a political leader, community leader, or religious leader suspected to be inciting, financing or masterminding criminal activities in the region to be summoned for questioning, record statements and those found culpable to be arrested and prosecuted… Regardless of one’s political affiliation or persuasion,” Kindiki said.

The government in March launched Operation Maliza Uhalifu in Baringo, Samburu, Turkana, West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet counties as it moved to flush out bandits from their hideout spots.

The CS further used the tour to evaluate security measures put in place to safeguard the students sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations, Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations, and the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment.

The government had recently deployed over 60,000 security personnel across the nation to ensure the security of examination centers and maintain the credibility of the exams.

The Internal Security and National Administration Principal Secretary, Raymond Omollo, highlighted the establishment of Command and Communication centers at both national and regional levels to closely monitor and supervise the examination process.

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