Speaking in the tense Ngomeni neighborhood of Kitui County, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki’s speech was cut short by shots fired by bandits who have scarified the locals for times.
The sound of gunfire, which could be heard just two kilometers from Mandongoi Primary School in Mwingi North, where the CS had arrived with the county security platoon to insure the community’s safety, sparked alarm and put security labor force on high alert.
Kindiki honored that the blasting amounted to daring him and the government security outfit as he traveled the region to offer condolences to the families of two victims taken by bandits in separate attacks last week.
After only three twinkles of speech from the CS, four shots rent the air, agitating the followership and forcing Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua to intermediate. He revealed to Prof. Kindiki that residers of the area endured constant fear.
The security minister declared that the thieves had crossed a line and would now be subject to the full weight of the government.
“We’ll see who wins this conflict in the coming days,” the CS said, “if they believe they’re better trained or have access to further munitions than the government.”
He gave the County Security Committee quick instructions to organize the logistics for security officers and vehicles to fully exclude the trouble.
“In order to clear the county of fortified bandits who have been spooking people for numerous times, we’re set to shoot up to 5,000 police officers to Kitui,” he stated.
Original examinations revealed that fortified camel herdsmen who had raided and taken over some neighbors ’ granges with their creatures were responsible for the blowups.
Kaveva Musya and Mr. Mwema Musyoka, two youthful men who were conducting routine business in the village, managed to escape the attack by hurling themselves into a bush when they came across the stealers near to their hearthstone.
The herdsmen opened fire as they saw them approaching along a original path close to the fields where they’re housing hundreds of cattle, according to a affrighted Mr. Musya who spoke to Nation on the phone.
“ We knew peril was hard when the herdsmen pushed us out, but fortunately we saw them first, and they fired at us as we fled, ” said Mr. Musya. “ We had gone to collect some ranch outfit we had left before. ”