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Authorities urged to stem crime

Government agents have been urged to be more vigilant in dealing with criminal elements in a bid to detect crime early.

Speaking during a meeting with various sections of Kisii residents at Tendere grounds in Bomachoge Chache Sub County, area woman Representative Donya Aburi decried failure by Kilifi County local leaders to detect that the controversial pastor, Paul Mackenzie was causing deaths of tens of people.

These sentiments come amidst claims that over 100 are likely to be exhumed from Shakahola forest, following deaths instigated by weird beliefs by Mackenzie followers, in what has shocked the country.

At the same time, Aburi expressed concern over rampant cases of Female Genital Mutilation in the County, defilement and domestic violence saying it was akin to radicalization, because it could lead to ripple effects of serious crimes in the society.

“Many criminal incidents are not addressed immediately to ensure fast justice for victims and action against culprits before they cause more damage,” she noted.

The women rep further decried teenage pregnancy in the county, which currently stood at 66 percent, a factor that could lead to serious crimes, due to a generation that will most likely be exposed to poor parenting.

“This matter is a sitting time bomb that requires urgent concerted efforts to address,” she said.

Aburi reiterated that she will not relent in speaking out on ills meted against the residents and urged other leaders to do the same in their areas of jurisdiction.

By Jane Naitore and Clinton Nyamumbo

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