Ngilu meets IG Boinet over endless killing of Kitui people
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Kitui county boss madam Charity Kaluki Ngilu on Wednesday took up insecurity concerns in Kitui County to the office of the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet in Nairobi.
Governor Ngilu’s visit came as residents of Mutha area were burying the remains of the latest victim of insecurity where camel herders from Garissa and Tana River cross over to Kitui and kill innocent herdsmen protesting the grazing on their land.
Over numerous Kitui residents have so far been killed by invading pastoralists who drive huge herds of camels into pastures within Kitui County. Cries of local residents and their leaders have been ignored for a long time and tensions are rising between the communities living along the common boundary.
Governor Ngilu met Mr Boinet and told the IG that the slaughter in Kitui must be brought to an end. “This needs to come to an end once and for all. We need the communities rearing their camels to respect the rights of others, the same way Kitui people respect rights of other people” She highlighted the areas worst affected as Musenge, Kivuiyo, Kyeni, Dr Anaan, Inyali, Ikandani and Ingo in Mutha and some parts of Kitui East constituency
The most affected areas are, Mutha belt, some parts of Engamba, Ngwaniwa and Imagination which has the highest numbers of casualties.
The IG Boinet assured the Governor that peace will be restored in the areas which include maintaining peace and ensuring that invading communities from Garissa and Tana River return to their areas peacefully or forcefully.
As the people were expressing their mixed reaction the Governor took to the social media in a popular WhatsApp called ” Kitui professional chat forum”
“Hi and good evening everyone. I have today held very fruitful discussions with the Inspector General of Police on matters security of our County with a particular focus on Mutha, in Kitui South and Itumba in Mutitu East. The IG has committed to move with speed and work not only on the matters insecurity but also charcoal curtails who continue to destroy our trees with impunity. We’re also going to call for a tripartite meeting between Leadership of Tana River and Garissa and Kitui Counties to discuss a sustainable and lasting solutions.
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