Residents of Eldoret's Huruma Ward decry insecurity

Residents of Eldoret's Huruma Ward decry insecurity

  • Residents in Mwiyenderi area in Huruma Ward have decried a rise in insecurity.
  • Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Edison Nyale has put criminals in the area on notice.
 


 
 


Residents in Mwiyenderi area located in Huruma Ward in the outskirts of Eldoret town have decried a rise in insecurity.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, residents said they no longer conduct businesses at night as unknown gangs target them.

"We are forced to close shop early and this has seen us incur losses. Given the hard economic times, we barely get any profits," a trader said.

According to locals, lack of proper lighting in the area has compounded the situation as the gangs find it easy to wreak havoc in the area.

"Security lights in this area are not functional. We live in fear. If, say, you work in Eldoret town late into the night, coming back home is an issue," Harun Maina, a resident, told Wananchi Reporting.

They have appealed to Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii's administration to move with speed and address their grievances.

"We are calling upon the county administration to ensure that we have security lights and that police conduct patrols in this area."

Their calls come amid an intensified security operation led by Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Edison Nyale, who has put criminals in the area on notice.

"Security in the county is our priority. We are working jointly with the national government to ensure security for our people. We urge citizens to volunteer information that will help us bring suspects to book," the county commissioner noted.

 

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