Elderly persons in New Canaan IDPS’ camp in Pipeline, Gilgil sub County of Nakuru county have raised concerns over increased insecurity in the area.
Led by Margaret Wambui who is also a widow,says there is a gang of youths in the area masquereding as police officers.
She says the youths are targeting houses of the elderly threatening them at night.
According to her this is not the first incident in the area and the police are just watching.
“Am already sick and then the issue of insecurity.We are not at peace at all” she said.
Similar sentiments echoed by elderly Magadalyn Wanjiru who says the cases of insecurity are on the rise in the village.
She says they are now living in fear over the same.
The elderly Wanjiru says the youths masquerading as police officers are now a threat to the more than 900 households in the area in the name of illicit brew.
She wonders why the gang is operating on the watch of security officers from nearby Pakawa police post.
” We have police just here but this is happening with no action” she said.
Ms Muthoni Makara-a resident of the IDPs’ camp for the last 10 years says the recent insecurity incident in the area as from 9pm is a shock to them.
She says they are already stressed with the harsh economy due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the addition of insecurity is another stress that they cannot cope with.
“Let the goverment come to our rescue” she said.
This even as area Nyumba kumi officials faulted the administration.
Ms Jecinta Mwai- a nyumba kumi official in the area says the area chief has refused complains on the issue but no action has been taken.
She says the insecurity in the area started immediately the dusk to dawn curfew was declared by goverment.
“We have reported this to the area chief but no action so far” said Mwai.
The Nyumba kumi official who is also a widow now says the elderly persons in the area are living in fear.
They locals are now calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene.
Bernard Kamau and Muhia Njenga on their part calling on the OCS Pakawa to restore sanity.
They also appealed to the youths to be responsible and avert involvement in criminal activities.