Residents of Turi lament over rising insecurity

Police have been urged to beef up security in Molo following rising cases of crime in the area with the recent case being Sunday where livestock were reported stolen.

The residents have been spending sleepless nights following resurgence of a crime wave in the area and have now appealed to the Governmnet to step in and assist address the issue.

According to Alice Wanja- a resident in Ndenderu A village, cattle rustlers terrorized locals on Sunday night and that men are forced to conduct patrols at night in order to protect property.

“In some cases we are left with no option but to lock our livestock inside our houses at night but the rustlers still manage to steal from them” she said.

Turi ward Mca Michael Wang’ombe said that there was need for the national police service to consider deploying anti stock theft unit police officers in the area given the recurrent cases of livestock theft.

He said that administration police officers deployed at Chandera area lack a patrol vehicle making it difficult for them to deal with cattle rustlers.

“There is need for the National Police Service to consider deploying anti stock theft unit police officers in the area to address this matter” he said.

Jackson Mbugua who has since lost livestock to the rustlers said that efforts to follow the stolen cattle were futile.

He said that when his cattle were stolen on Sunday night, the rustlers had attempted to raid three homes but only managed to steal from one home.

He called on the police to beef up security in the area.