The Government has launched a multi-agency security committee in Garissa to tighten security in the area during Ramadan and Easter holidays.
The Committee, which consists of officials drawn from Immigration Department, Kenya Revenue Authority, police and local Administrators, assured the residents that there will be adequate security during the Easter and Ramadhan month.
Speaking at the Tana bridge roadblock, yesterday, Garissa County Commissioner, Boaz Cherutich, said that the team will make sure that no illegal immigrants, counterfeit goods or drugs pass through to Nairobi or other parts of the country.
Cherutich revealed that the police had on Wednesday arrested four illegal migrants at the roadblock who will be charged at Garissa court on Tuesday next week.
“KRA and Kenya Bureau of Standards are here to make sure that no contraband goods or uncustomed items are allowed to pass through from across borders,” Cherutich said.
“We are also working together with all other teams to ensure that there is security, especially during this Ramadan and Easter holidays,” he added.
The County Commissioner further said that the refugees in Dadaab camps who want to travel to Nairobi for treatment or for other reasons must obtain permission from the authorities at the camps and from the Immigration Department.
By Erick Kyalo