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Government to intensify crackdown on human and drug trafficking

The  Eastern  Regional  Commissioner (RC), Isaiah  Nakoru  has said the crackdown on human and drug trafficking would continue in Moyale  sub-county.

He  said  that he was sending a strong warning to human and drug traffickers that it would not be business as usual and appealed to members of the public to support the government in the fight against the illegal business, urging them not to allow Moyale sub-county to be a playground for human and drug trafficking.

The  RC  who  was  briefing  KNA  on Thursday  after  holding a two hour closed door meeting with sub-county security agencies was also  accompanied by Eastern Regional Police Commander (RPC), Eunice  Kihiko and the Marsabit County Commissioner (CC), Gilbert  Kitiyo.

“It  is  quite demoralizing to see businessmen engaging on human and drug trafficking at the expense of other economic and development  activities  where at the end of the day, the youths who are expected to up-lift the economy and to be the future leaders in the  country  are  turn  into zombies due to usage of narcotic substances,” Nakoru  warned.

The  administrator  said the police and other security agents have intensified the war on human trafficking and narcotic substances and revealed  that in the recent past, police had nabbed a haul of 445 kilograms of bhang suspected to have been smuggled from the neighbouring country and the suspects have been arraigned in court.

Nakoru  however, warned chiefs and their assistants to make sure that they bring to book the suspects residing in their areas of jurisdiction.

“These  criminals are in the midst of the local people and that is why the government will not hesitate to take disciplinary action to any chief  and assistant chief who colludes with criminals to perpetuate illegal activities to be carried out in their areas of jurisdiction,” he warned.

The  RPC, Kihiko  warned transporters especially bus drivers and conductors that they would not also be spared  for  allowing human and drug peddlers to use their vehicles to transport aliens and the narcotics from neighbouring countries and drugs  to  other  parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Kitiyo  hailed all security agencies in Moyale for working as a team and appealed to the members of the public to support the government by reporting crimes to the security arms and the information would always be treated with a lot of confidentiality.

By  Gatana  Muchira

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