COMMUNITY POLICING

Security teams rally Laikipia locals on Nyumba Kumi initiative

The interaction is aimed at enhancing cooperation for security provision and community policing amongst themselves.

In Summary

• The security officers urged the residents to know their neighbours towards easy identification of suspicious individuals amongst themselves.

• The interaction is aimed at enhancing cooperation for security provision and community policing amongst themselves.

Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Image: KDF/TWITTER

Multiagency security teams on Tuesday visited residents of Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location, to rally locals on the Nyumba Kumi Initiative.

The security officers urged the residents to know their neighbours towards easy identification of suspicious individuals amongst themselves.

The Kenya Defence Forces in a statement via Twitter said the visit also aimed at creating rapport between the locals and security agencies.

The interaction is aimed at enhancing cooperation for security provision and community policing amongst themselves.

The security team was led by Officer Commanding E Company ninth Kenya Rifles Major James Fereji and Capt (Dr) Abu Sadik.

Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Image: KDF

The visit comes as residents continue settling back to their homes as calm resumed following a month-long multiagency operation in Laikipia County.

For months, insecurity in parts of Laikipia county has dominated the headlines in the country, attracting attention from the government and Kenyans.

Armed herders have been at the centre of the conflict, invading locals’ farms to feed their cattle, displacing the owners from their homes.

At least eight people have been killed in the conflict, houses torched and hundreds displaced from their land.

Since then, the government has taken action to restore calm in the volatile area which had paralysed businesses and learning.

Meanwhile, KDF Medical team conducted free medical camp to residents of Nagum location, Laikipia North Sub County.

Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Multiagency security teams talk to locals at Longal village in Ngoisusu sub location.
Image: KDF/TWITTER

The residents drawn from various villages within the area were treated for diseases such as Malaria, Diarrhoea, upper respiratory tract infections and hypertension.

They were also given health education on nutrition and other common diseases.

Edited by D Tarus