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CS Fred Matiang’i, Top Police Bosses in High-Level Security Meeting to Address Marsabit Situation

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CS Fred Matiang’i, Top Police Bosses in High-Level Security Meeting to Address Marsabit Situation

The government has imposed a one month dusk to dawn (6pm-6am) curfew in Marsabit county following the Friday, April 29 banditry attack that left at least five dead.

In the incident that hard hit the government, bandits killed five people, including Loglogo location Chief Kennedy Kongoman and Lokileleng’i Assistant Chief Keena Moga.

Curfew

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang’i on Monday, May 2, chaired a high-level security meeting with top police bosses to deliberate on the security situation in the area.

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The meeting, held at the General Service Unit Headquarters, was attended by the Interior PS Karanja Kicho, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, Chairperson-NCIC and senior officers from the National Police Service.

The meeting deliberated on a raft of measures, including the curfew, to improve security, and restore peace and coexistence amongst communities in Marsabit County.

“A 6 pm-6 am curfew has been placed on Marsabit County from today May 2 for a duration of 30 days. Security services have begun a sustained disarmament exercise in a multi-agency operation to flush out criminals and sighted Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) elements operating in Sololo area of Marsabit,” Matiang’i posted on his Facebook.

Matiang’i noted that the government will ensure the distribution of food and water to the affected areas.

Border conflicts

He noted that the border conflicts between Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, funded by illegal mining activities around areas of the Kom sub-location, have seen the Merti sub-county declared insecure for 30 days.

The meeting resolved to deploy a multi-agency security team to crackdown the areas and mop up illegal firearms.

The team will also be required to recover stolen livestock, arrest and subsequently prosecute suspected criminals.

In the Friday attack, 12 people pursuing the stolen cattle went missing, including Loglogo MCA Bernard Leakono, who was part of the search party.

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