State to recruit 250 police reservists to combat border insecurity in Kitui


Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

The State has announced plans to recruit 250 national police reservists to help restore and reinforce security along the banditry-prone Kitui – Tana River border.

Speaking when he visited
Ngomeni Ward in Mwingi North Sub-County, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki said the move was meant to complement the county government’s effort to provide a sustainable solution to the menace.

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The Cabinet Secretary, who was accompanied by Deputy Governor Augustine Kanani, also ordered all camels to be driven out of Kitui forthwith.

The announcement came in the backdrop of an ugly pasture-related conflict between residents inhabiting the border area and Somali camel herdsmen,which has left several people dead and dozens others injured or displaced.

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DG Kanani reassured the residents of Governor Julius Malombe’s administration’s resolve to construct a police station in each of the affected six Wards alongside a cutline to facilitate security patrols along the borderline.

“The county government will continue working closely with the national government to guarantee our people robust security,” he added.

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Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, County Commissioner Erastus Mbui and several members of Kitui County Assembly led by local MCA Nzungi Ngwele were also present.