CURBING CRIME

Machakos residents urged to support police

Officers to intensify security patrols to prevent crime during festive season

In Summary

•Residents told it is the responsibility of everyone to keep society safe

• Chiefs and their assistants urged to be more vigilant in their areas of work

Machakos residents have been urged to work with police officers to curb crime especially during the festive season.

County deputy police commander Ndung'u Waigonya over the weekend asked residents to give information to police on criminals in their midst.

“We will not allow any crime to take place in the county because the celebrations won’t be successful. I call on residents to report any suspect planning crime to security agencies for immediate action,” he said.

Speaking in Kyumbi during the commissioning of Sh1.5 million police station funded by the NG-CDF, Waigonya said it is the responsibility of every Kenyan to make society safe.

He asked chiefs and their assistants to be more vigilant in their areas of duty to ensure residents celebrate Christmas and New Year in peace.

“Government officials in villages must work and ensure no one commits a crime or causes a disturbance as people celebrate across the county,” he said.

Waigonya said police officers will intensify security patrols.

He urged boda boda riders to collaborate with the police by giving information since they know a lot about the society they operate in.

He said the riders should be trained and get insurance cover.

The new Athi River subcounty police commander Catherine Ringera urged residents to continue supporting the police in the fight against crime

Mavoko MP Patrick Makau condemned cases of sodomy recently reported in Mathatani ward in Kyumbi.

The MP promised to sponsor 1, 000 boda boda riders from his constituency to undergo training.