Uasin Gishu county security committee has been urged to enhance security patrols following an upsurge of criminal activities in various estates in Eldoret town.
A section of Eldoret Business community claimed that their businesses have been affected by an increasing rate of crime being executed by armed gangs colluding with boda boda riders.
The goons terrorise and rob residents as early as 8.00 pm according to one of the business operators Maurice Gitau.
“We wonder why the Police have not acted despite the incidences being reported within the last two months,” he complained citing Kimumu, Ngomongo and Jerusalem estates in Kimumu ward as the most hit.
Speaking to the press in Eldoret town on Thursday, Gitau urged the County Police Commander to move with speed and restore sanity by securing the affected estates.
He claimed that tenants have been moving from the affected estate en masse within the last three weeks to seek shelter in estates considered more secure.
Gitau said the absence of night patrol by police has contributed to the increased cases of burglary and robbery in the affected areas.
Contacted for comment, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara assured area residents that that security patrols have been increased to ensure residents are not harassed.
He warned that the government would deal decisively with a few individuals who wanted to reap where they never sowed by robbing wananchi.
By Kiptanui Cherono