Kitui Deputy Governor Dr wathe Nzau has called for continuous demilitarization of residents holding illegal arms following banditry incursions from Tana River, Garissa and Wajir Counties that have descended upon the kitui county, The COUNTY DIARY can now report.
Kitui county commissioner Mr. John Ondego who was the Chief Guest during the mashujaa day celebration at kitui stadium regurgitated the National government commitment to keep peace and tranquility in kitui and beyond our borders.
Representing the Governor Ngilu during the celebration, Dr wathe called for the Interior Ministry to order for immediate disarmament of all persons in the neighboring Counties who are bearing illegal firearms.
“Just yesterday our people in Ngomeni Ward, laid to rest one person who had been shot dead and his colleagues seriously injured by bandits. This wanton loss of life is not acceptable, and the National Government must bring it to an end” the speech read.
He called for increased security patrols along the boundary with Tana River County saying the establishment of a permanent security presence inside and around the Game Reserves, which have been used as staging grounds to plan attacks against the surrounding communities would help solve the menace.
Dr. Nzau urged the national government to oust invaders living in the illegal settlements in Mutha and Nguni ward noting the township structures were centers used by bandits to plan and facilitate bandit attacks.
Noting the existing boundary disarray between Kitui and Tanariver,
The DG called for immediate deployment of surveyors to re-establish the boundary between Kitui and Tana River Counties, as it is defined in the Districts and Provinces Act of 1992.
The county leadership commended state for the progress of the tarmacking of Kibwezi – Kitui Road, which is certain to reach Kitui Town in the next few months adding that the commencement of the Kabati – Migwani – Mbondoni section will open up Kitui West and Mwingi West for commerce, and provide a more direct link to the northern part of our Country.
“further praised the progress of the Thwake Multi-purpose Dam under construction. “The project has provided direct and indirect jobs to our people, and we are grateful”. The speech read.
Mr. Nzau noted the county had made continual progress in the last two years in matters development asserting the government’s devotion to growing the county.