- County Commissioner Tom Anjere and County Police Commander Charles Kasses warned that action would be taken against them irrespective of their social standing.
- They also said there were ongoing investigations into goons suspected to have been trucked in from other parts to further the interests of one of the two politicians in Kisiia
Two Kisii politicians were Wednesday put on notice regarding the raging bodaboda wars in the region.
County Commissioner Tom Anjere and County Police Commander Charles Kasses warned that action would be taken against them irrespective of their social standing.
They also said there were ongoing investigations into goons suspected to have been trucked in from other parts to further the interests of one of the two politicians in Kisii
Already three suspects have since been put in custody.
Anjere said the government would stop at nothing in the efforts to ensure calm returns to the region.
"We have probed the matter and have found that a few elected leaders are misusing the bodaboda faction we have in this town and we have said these leaders are not above the law," said Anjere.
County Police boss Charles Kasses was ordered to liaise with the County Directorate of Investigations to bring into book those funding the chaos.
"We have also instructed that those faction leaders used to cause mayhem also get arrested and prosecuted," Anjere said.
More other suspects, he stated, are being sought.
He appealed to the residents to volunteer any crucial information that can lead to the arrest of the gang leaders.
"We are not going to spare anybody, if anybody is involved, they must be ready to bear the cross," warned an angry Anjere.
Beginning Friday, he said they would scale up security patrols with more police hauled in.
"They are under firm instructions to deal ruthlessly with those goons. We are not going to spare anybody irrespective of social or political standing," he told journalists.
County Police boss, Charles Kasses, said they are investigating certain politicians suspected of hauling goons to cause destruction in the region.
"We already have the intelligence and are acting on it," he told journalists
The two security chiefs were addressing journalists Wednesday.
Meanwhile, security patrols got intensified in Kisii town streets since Wednesday dawn.
The deployment follows the growing skirmishes in which dozens have been maimed as two faction leaders engage in supremacy battles.
The house belonging to an official of a rival group was also set ablaze in the Nyokiogiro area on Tuesday night.
A rider was also killed during the Monday evening skirmishes at Nyanchwa.
He was pronounced dead Tuesday at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where he was rushed for treatment.
In downtown Kisii, police in riot gear were seen going around to forestall further confrontations.