Hundreds of residents among them traders at the busy Naiberi trading
centre along the Eldoret-Eldama Ravine highway in Uasin Gishu County
brought business to a standstill as they took to the streets to
protest increased cases of robbery attacks in the area.
Led by their Spokesperson Collins Kosgey, the residents
who were holding twigs and placards implored upon the Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to move with
speed and transfer security officers who they claimed had
overstayed in the area, some for more than two decades.
According to them, armed robbers were taking advantage of laxity on
the part of the security personnel to carry out frequent robbery
attacks during the day and night as they target businesses run by
prominent businessmen and women and MPesa shops.
The enraged residents and traders castigated the police
for sleeping on the job and asked the
Interior CS to intervene by overhauling the
entire security personnel in the area.
They lamented that just three days ago, a four armed gang raided a shop of a prominent businessman in the area and went away with Ksh. 2 million after threatening to shoot him dead had he refused to cooperate.