Ten arrested for allegedly operating as goons for hire

Criminal activities

In Summary

• Police in Homa Bay town on Thursday arrested 10 youths allegedly operating in groups to provide security for people who hire them.

Homa Bay county commissioner Herman Shambi speaks in his Homa Bay town office on September 10,2019. He warned youths against operating as goons
Homa Bay county commissioner Herman Shambi speaks in his Homa Bay town office on September 10,2019. He warned youths against operating as goons
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

Police in Homa Bay on Thursday arrested 10 youths for allegedly operating in groups to provide security for people who hire them.

County commissioner Herman Shambi said they would conduct a crack down on youths who promote criminal activities.

Shambi argued that there are a number of youths who engage in bodybuilding trainings as a group with an aim of getting hired as bodyguards.

 

The commissioner said the training places are also used to sell illegal drugs and illicit brews.

“The youths are linked with goons who disrupt peace after they are hired. We’ve realised that they also abuse drugs,” Shambi said.

Homa Bay county commissioner Herman Shambi speaks during meeting with security officers in his Homa Bay town office on September 10,2019
Homa Bay county commissioner Herman Shambi speaks during meeting with security officers in his Homa Bay town office on September 10,2019
Image: ROBERT OMOLLO

Speaking after they conducted a crackdown at Marina in Shauri Yako estate, Homa Bay township senior chief Joshua Ochogo said they found the youths in a house.

Ochogo said their joint operation with police enabled to arrest three suspected chang’aa dealers, six drunkards and a suspected bhang user.

The senior chief said some youths who were outside the house ran away.