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Clerics urge courts to deny kidnappers bond

A section of Christian clerics from Garissa have urged the courts to deny bail to suspects accused of kidnapping and child trafficking to curb the high rate of cases currently being reported in the country.

Led by Pastor David Matolo of the Redeemed Gospel Church, the clerics said that drug abuse among the young people in the Country are to blame for the surge in kidnapping cases and murder.

They said that it was time for Parliament to review laws and make them tough for people accused of kidnapping children so that communities can live in peace without fear.

“We ask that Parliament amends the sections that touches on granting bonds and bail to suspects to deny those involved in abductions and murder,” Matolo said.

“This kind of legislation will reduce the high rate of abduction cases happening these days. People will know the consequences and avoid the crimes,” he added.

At the same time, the clerics called on security agencies, to remain alert and take firm actions against drug traffickers and abusers.

Matolo asked parents to be keen on the whereabouts of their children at all times and keep them from bad companies that are eroding their morals through drug abuse.

“We ask parents to always know the whereabouts of their children and keep them from bad companies,” he said.

By Erick Kyalo

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