Kwanza DC, mayor disagree
Kwanza DC Gabriel Risie yesterday differed in public with Kitale mayor Charles Bonyo over the rampant cases of lynching of suspects in the area.Risie said members of the public should avoid taking law into their hands by lynching the suspects but Bonyo supported the act, saying ''it will instill discipline among criminals''.
The two differed during a tree planting ceremony at St Maurice Secondary School. “We are warning members of the public against lynching suspects. What is important is for our people to leave the job to the state security agencies. What if you are lynching innocent people?” said Risie. He said most people have in the recent pat lost lives through being killed by mob on suspicion that they were criminals. “Members of the public should go on with disciplining such people to discourage others with similar behavior, how many times that suspects have been presented to your security officers and nothing has happened to them?”Bonyo asked Risie.
Bonyo said members of the public were so doing to pass a message to the government that they were tired with the increased incidents of crime in the area. On Tuesday, three criminal suspects were killed by mob and their bodies burnt at Milembe Village of Trans Nzoia County on suspicion that they killed a boda boda operator last week. Last month, four others were killed at Waitaluk village after a witch doctor gave out a traditional medicine to help in identifying the killers.