Government warns residents over fake Kenha officials

Counties Editor's Pick Isiolo

Garbatula Deputy County Commissioner Victor Kamonde has urged residents of Kone village, Isiolo County to be wary of extortionists pretending to identify plots for compensation along the LAPSSET corridor.
Kamonde said the government had not contracted anybody to carry out any plots’ identification exercise and warned that the bogus Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) workers would be arrested and prosecuted.
He said that the government usually conducts public participation on any development taking place and warned those extorting money from the public that their days were numbered.
“There are some individuals pretending to be engineers from KENHA who have been collecting Sh200 from unsuspecting members of the public cheating them that the government would compensate them if their plots were affected by the Lamu Port, Southern Sudan and Ethiopia Transport corridor (LAPSSET) development project,” he said.
Kamonde directed area assistant chief and police to arrest the bogus officials and cautioned the residents against falling into the extortionists’ trap.
The Deputy county commissioner said the fake officers had also terrorized residents of the neighbouring Garissa County and have now moved into Kone sub location in the last three days.
He warned that any person associating with the team would be prosecuted and urged local residents to be vigilant and expose the suspects.
By Abduba Mamo

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