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