By Steve Mumbu
Kitui Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu on Monday led Kitui County leadership in a crisis meeting with Interior and Coordination of National Security CS Fred Okengo Matiang’i and other country’s top security officers in an effort to address insecurity issues that have thwarted peace at the borderies of Kitui East and Kitui South Subcounties due to banditry related subsequent attacks menace.
The county leadership urged the National Government for permanent solutions to; eviction of non-residents from borderline and creation of a cutline, deployment of permanent police to the affected areas and adhererance to Livestock Movement Policy.
It was resoluted that all people living in the game reserve should vacate immediately, National Government to run a drought mitigation program in partnership with Garissa, Kitui and Tana River counties by drilling boreholes, provision of essential food items, handle criminal elements in affected areas and driving back of camel herders to their regions.
In addition, it was agreed that a similar security meeting to be held after six months to analyse progress.