SECURITY

Make countering extremism top agenda - commissioner

Says youths are easy targets

In Summary

• Narengo said this will help address radicalisation in the region.

Busia County Commission Jacob Narengo and Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Busia County Stadium.
Busia County Commission Jacob Narengo and Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi during Mashujaa Day celebrations at Busia County Stadium.
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Busia county commissioner Jacob Narengo has urged both the state and non-state actors to ensure countering violent extremism is a top priority. 

Narengo said this will help address radicalisation in the region. He spoke during county engagement forum in Busia.

“Religious leaders should sensitise their flock on the need for security. Without security, it will be difficult for the faithful to access places of worship,” he said.

He also urged the Busia gender officer to organise a youth forum to educate young people on the dangers of radicalisation. Narengo said the young are the main target for radicalisation.

He told deputy county commissioners to profile all barowners, cyber business people and fishermen within their areas of jurisdiction, adding that beaches along the lake have been turned into landing grounds for contraband goods.