Citizens Participation in Security Chair Joseph Kaguthi has challenged Chiefs and their assistants in Wajir County to form manageable Nyumba Kumi clusters to enhance security in their respective jurisdictions.
Speaking in Wajir town during a two day capacity building for security committee members and administrators, Kaguthi urged the administrators to sensitize locals on the importance of citizen participation in maintaining security.
According to Kaguthi an attack at Qarsa location where three people lost their lives, two being teachers, would have been avoided if locals were more vigilant.
Kaguthi also says there is need for administrators to form community clusters and encourage public participation for a wholesome approach in boosting surveillance.
Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara pledged to support chiefs and their assistants acquire necessary skills in use of modern technology for swift response and action.
Wajir East Member of Parliament Rashid Kaissm called on locals to be alert and report any suspicious activities to authorities.
Wajir County has 3340 Nyumba Kumi clusters spread across all six constituencies