Homa Bay County security team has banned funeral music events popularly known as ‘Disco Matanga’ and live bands in a move to curb rising cases of teenage pregnancies and other criminal activities in the region.
The area county commissioner Harman Shambi said that Disco Matanga and live band in bars in the area has been a hub for organized criminal activities targeting school going children which has put the county in position two after Narok County in teenage pregnancy.
Shambi said this on Wednesday while addressing a public baraza at Bunge La Wenye Nchi in Homa Bay Town, where he said that they have mapped out areas which are notorious and soon they will conduct a crackdown to weed out events’ organizers in the region.
The officer who was accompanied by the County Police Commander Esther Seroney, County DCI boss Daniel Wachira, and other top county security officers further warned the perpetrators of Disco Matanga and live bands in the area that their music systems will be confiscated besides arresting them.
He further stated that they will not relent in the ongoing war against illicit brews in most parts of the county saying they cannot allow Homa Bay to be the hub of such brews and bhang.
At the same time Shambi appealed to the county residents to work closely with the security agencies by revealing information on people who are still conducting the illegal business of illicit brews and saying their days are numbered.
On her part, Seroney asked the community to embrace community policing by reporting suspects amidst them to security agencies as a way of fighting the crime in the area. She stressed that her office is ready to cooperate with them in fighting the vice such as teenage pregnancies.
By Dan oduor and Davis Langat