Muhoro to form team to address insecurity in Rift Valley

A special team of criminal investigators will be put together to address security concerns in the Rift Valley region.

Ndegwa Muhoro, the head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, said the team will be assigned to volatile areas in Eldoret, Nandi, Laikipia and Kitale.

The decision was facilitated by a closed door meeting with top security chiefs in the region, Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua and the county commissioner.

It was held in Nakuru at the Rift Valley regional and DCI headquarters Thursday.

Mr Muhoro said the officers will be fully supported in order to deliver the intended results.

“We are here to assess the security situation of this region to ensure that the safety of every citizen is upheld,” he said during the meeting.

Mr Muhoro’s tour comes at the backdrop of numerous insecurity incidences in various parts of the region such as Kerio Valley, in Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet counties, and Laikipia.

In Laikipia County on Tuesday, herders invaded a private ranch and caused destruction.

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Mr Muhoro said invaders will be arrested.

“Nobody has a right to invade other citizens’ property. Thus we are conducting investigations to ensure that the criminals are thoroughly dealt with,” he said.

He however added that the government is trying to come up with an amicable solution in addressing the issues between herders and ranch owners to end the wrangles.

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