MPs accuse gov’t of failure to curb banditry attacks

Members of Parliament have faulted the Ministry of Interior for what they term as failure to curb the perennial banditry attacks in Kerio Valley and Marakwet West.

The lawmakers were reacting to a statement by the chairperson of the security committee Peter Mwathi that the government will not compensate families affected by recent killings in the region.

This was in response to a statement on Marakwet West Killings sought by area Member of Parliament William Kisang which attracted divergent opinions from MPs.

The legislators feel that the government is not doing enough to end to the banditry attacks in the area.

According to the MPs the delay by the government to redeploy National Police Reservist has caused untold suffering to the people in the region.

7 people are reported to have lost their lives with hundreds of livestock stolen even as the ministry of interior says plans are underway to arrest culprits and recover stolen livestock.

The Ministry has also promised to conduct forceful disarmament and engage locals to intelligence.




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