Saturday, February 24, 2024

CS Kindiki declares curfew in three areas

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has declared curfew in three area, Meru, Isiolo and Marsabit so as to flush out bandits under the Maliza Uhalifu Operation.

“To effectively degrade bandit networks, the ongoing Maliza Uhalifu Operation which commenced on 14th February 2023 is being extended into parts of Meru, Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.

New areas in the Northern Grazing Area in Meru North, parts of Isiolo and Marsabit Counties and banditry hotspots in Samburu County will shortly come under curfew and emergency measures to facilitate the flushing out of bandits and recovery of stolen livestock.

Additional areas will be gazetted as ‘Disturbed and Dangerous ‘ as the Operation assumes its third phase.” said the CS

It is at the meeting with security teams from Rift Valley and Eastern Regions and Formation Field Commanders that the CS noted that the intensified operation is to make sure that bandits remain a thing of the past.

“Into 2024, Government remains glued to the vision of defeating banditry, destroying its evil infrastructure and building resilience of affected communities and mainstreaming them into National Development.

Held a strategic, review and forward planning engagement with security teams from Rift Valley and Eastern Regions and Fomation Field Commanders at Archer’s Post, Samburu County.

Had occasion to review operations at the Archer’s Post Multi-Agency vehicle check point which is making critical contributions to the fight against flow of illicit arms, trafficking in persons and movement of narcotics and psychotropic substances along the Moyale-Isiolo-Nairobi Highway.” he said

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