Homa Bay County Commissioner Moses Lilan has decried the state of vandalism of critical infrastructures in the county and warned anybody found out will face treason charges.
The CC said criminals vandalizing infrastructure has permeated every region of the county.
“They have invaded electricity transformers, on the roads they cut the guard rails, where water pipes pass they destroy the pipes,” he said adding that in every part it is like silent business.
He said the work of people who are engaged in these crimes is to sabotage the economy of Kenya and it is a must that they are taken before a court of law to face treason charges.
The CC was speaking in Oyugis town when he witnessed the relocation of traders from Masogo market to the new Oyugis market.
The traders were moved to Masogo market in 2016 to pave way to the construction of the new market which the County Commissioner said was fully funded by the National Government at a cost of Sh335 million.
He said the Homa Bay Government through the governor also made a lot effort to ensure that this project succeeds. He lauded the traders for their patience and cooperation.
“It has not been a smooth journey as the people we are meeting here today have had to endure hard economic times for the duration of the modernization of the market,” the CC said, adding the market is scheduled to be officially opened by the Head Of State soon.
About the August 2022 elections, the County Commissioner called on candidates in all elective seats to conduct their campaign in a peaceful manner.
“Election is a process, let us do our election campaign in peace, we as security agents we have laid elaborate strategy to ensure everybody does their campaigns in an environment that is peaceful,” he said.
“Any candidate who wants to use coercion, fights, and conflict should be warned. The security organ is watchful of anybody who wants to breach the peace,” the County Commissioner said.
By Moseti Julius and Mevin Nyabonyi