Community warned against harbouring criminals

Nakuru West Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam has sounded stern warning to individuals harbouring criminal.

He said the eradication of criminal gangs in Nakuru will succeed if the community and neighbors agree to work closely with the security agents.

Lesimam added that  the war on criminal groupings cannot be left to the security agents alone but is a collective responsibility.

He was speaking in Shabaab Ward, Nakuru West on Thursday during a stakeholders’ sensitization meeting on countering polarization, radicalization and extremism-a meeting that was organized by Nakuru based NGO MIDRIFT Human Rights Network.

The administrator noted that the majority of the members of the criminal groupings are people well known among neighbors hence the community should come out and help address the same.

“We have had challenges in addressing these criminal groupings simply because the society has not been willing to come out and speak yet they know them. We want to call on members of the public to help us in wiping out these groups by reporting” said Lesimam.

The DCC once again assures residents that the security agents in Nakuru are committed towards ensuring a peaceful society free of criminal gangs.

Walter Mwania from MIDRIFT Human Rights Network on his part reiterating the importance of sensitization of all stakeholders on matters countering polarization, radicalization and violence extremism.

Mwania who has been spearheading the sensitization forums in various sub counties in Nakuru on the same says the community should accept that the issue of youth radicalization is real in society.

He echoed the security agents’ message that stakeholders and community at large should come out and work towards eradicating and preventing such vises in society.

“We want the community to know that radicalization is real and that we should be alert to spot the indicators and prevent the same. We shall be going to all the 11 sub counties with the sensitization forums so that the community can be informed.

Milestone as Nakuru West gets a new Division

Residents of Kaptembwa in Nakuru West Sub County have a reason to smile following the establishment of new Kaptembwa Division Office.

The Locals will now have an Assistant County Commissioner in a move to ease national government service delivery.

Speaking during the event to officially open the office, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama called on administrators to serve residents without discrimination.

He said the establishment of the ACC’s office is a plus to the people of Kaptembwa Division as they will not have to walk longer distances while seeking services.

Arama stating that government officials should adhere to integrity while serving the citizens and avert engaging in vices that might hinder service delivery.

He warned Nyumba Kumi members from using their position to extort money from the members of the public.

“We have not brought here this office to be an avenue for corruption but our aim is to ensure service delivery to the people. We don’t want people to be exploited” said Arama.

The MP adding that he will continue to push for more sub locations and locations in the area to ease service delivery to the people.

His sentiments echoed by area Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam who also sounded stern warning to government officials against interfering with service delivery.

He urged them to be content with the salary they receive from the National government and use the opportunity to serve the people.

“The Chiefs and ACCs are paid and that is enough. There should be no reason to ask money from members of the public so that you can serve them” he warned.

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