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February 22, 2018

Kajiado security chiefs ban gambling, order illict brews crackdown

Kajiado county commissioner David Kipkemei addressing provincial administration officials at the MTTI on February 14. /KURGAT MARINDANY
Kajiado county commissioner David Kipkemei addressing provincial administration officials at the MTTI on February 14. /KURGAT MARINDANY

Kajiado commissioner David Kipkemei has banned gambling in the county and immediately instructed the police to rein in on law breakers.

He also launched a crackdown of illicit brews further warning chiefs that their jobs will be on the line if the said drinks are not eradicated in the next two months.

The commissioner made the remarks during a meeting with all the provincial administrators in the county at Maasai Technical Training Institute in Kajiado town on Wednesday.

"We have a duty as civil servants to serve our people and set good precedent within our areas of operation. I want all of you to be felt on the ground."

The meeting was attended by chiefs and their assistants, assistant county commissioners and deputy county commissioners drawn from Kajiado's five sub-counties.

He told the officers he is going to monitor their performance in the field and ensure that government policies are followed to the latter.

"I am saddened that under your watch, members of public are complaining that gambling is widespread across the region," Kipkemei said.

"Children are dropping out of school because they have entrenched themselves in gambling. Before those children drop out of school further, some of you sleeping on the job will have exited government service," the administrator said.

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