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Government deploys specialist security unit in troubled Sondu

Kisumu County Commissioner (CC) Hussein Alassow Hussein calming down angry youths at Koguta Ngege area in Sondu. Tension remains high in the area following the early morning fresh attacks that left three people dead. Photo by Chris Mahandara
Kisumu County Commissioner (CC) Hussein Alassow Hussein calming down angry youths at Koguta Ngege area in Sondu. Tension remains high in the area following the early morning fresh attacks that left three people dead. Photo by Chris Mahandara
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The government has transferred all security chiefs at the troubled Sondu town along the Kisumu-Kericho common border in a radical move aimed at containing acts of criminality in the area.

The transfers, which follows an escalation of tensions between members of two communities living in the area, will also affect public officers whose acts of omission have resulted in the success of the criminal deeds.

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The Government has also deployed a contingent of specialist security personnel to contain the escalation of violent crime in Sondu Town and its environs.

“The special deployment is to be supervised jointly by the Rift valley and Nyanza regional security teams with firm instructions to ensure immediate resumption of normalcy and the arrest and prosecution of each and every perpetrator of the horrific crimes that have been committed against the people of Sondu town and its environs.” Read a statement from interior and national administration Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.

According to Kindiki, additional measures to contain the situation and suppress further crime may be announced tomorrow after a need assessment and review of the efficacy of the measures put in place on Thursday night.

The latest measures coming in the wake of fatal altercations between members of two communities living in the area that continue to attract widespread condemnation.

Early this week, three people were killed after renewed clashes erupted pitting communities living along Kisumu-Kericho border. Scores others were injured after raiders armed with crude weapons attacked villagers in East Kadiang’a location in Nyakach Sub-County unleashing terror on residents in the wee hours of the night.

 

 

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