Residents accuse police in the area over alleged laxity

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.

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