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Kajiado Landlords told to keep Register of Tenants to boost security

The Kajiado North Sub County Deputy County Commissioner, Tom  Anjere addressing a public baraza in Olekasasi, Kajiado County on Tuesday October 9, 2018. Photo by Nelly Kosgey/KNA.

Landlords in Kajiado County have been directed to have an updated register of all their tenants in a bid to boost security in the region.

Kajiado North Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Tom Anjere directed the area chiefs and assistant chiefs to adhere to the new format in ensuring landlords have proper contact details for their tenants.

Anjere  said Kajiado County towns which include Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, Ngong and Kitengela towns are fast growing and the rate of insecurity is expected to go up due to influx of tenants in the area.

The administrator who is well known for being a security ambassador said details of every person living in Kajiado North must be well documented by the security officers.

“It is not going to be business as usual for landlords who have always taken the Nyumba kumi initiative lightly since we cannot allow a few suspects to sabotage the state of security for the residents of Kajiado,” Anjere talked tough.

He said the new requirements on security matters is not targeting anyone as the security officers in the area want to ensure zero insecurity cases is achieved as soon as possible.

The  DCC called on the committee for residential associations, nyumba Kumi initiative and village elders to work closely with the area chiefs in ensuring all the residents comply in keeping the register of contacts details required.

“Even the residents who employ house workers on temporary basis must ensure they have contact details and know where they come from since we have witnessed in the past how these house workers have turned out to be a source of security threat,” he said.

The  administrator warned Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) workers who are suspected to be terrorizing residents after the contractor put the construction works on hold two months ago.

“We have received reports of idle SGR workers who are engaged in mischief and I call upon them to find something else to do before the contractor resumes operations,” said the DCC.

“We  cannot allow a few individuals to cause a security scare for the residents of Kajiado North who are living along the SGR corridor,” he added.

The  DCC made his remarks on Tuesday in Olekasasi, Kajiado County where he held a public baraza on security and promised the residents to volunteer in giving information to the security officers in the area.

Anjere  argued that security is not a one man show instead security is achieved when individuals own up the responsibility of assuring one another security.

By  Nelly  Kosgey

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