Gov’t puts on notice people radicalizing the youth in Tana Delta

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Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has vowed to flush out extremists found radicalizing young people in the Michicharaka area in the Tana Delta Sub-County.

Speaking in Handaraku location, while commissioning construction of a chief’s office by the Garsen National Government Constituency Development, Elungata, put on notice parents who don’t report cases of radicalization in the area.

“If that child is yours and you are not reporting to the authorities, we will know you have sent them there,’’ he emphasized.

The Regional Commissioner urged parents not to accept radicalization of their children at all cost, saying Kenya remains a haven of peace in East Africa.

He further said that those who incite the youth against Kenya are committing treason and should be apprehended and charged in accordance with the law.

At the same time, Elungata attributed the difficulties the residents undergo in getting national identity cards to the criminal elements hiding in their midst.

He further urged residents of the Tana Delta to maintain peace, even as the country heads towards the general election.

Meanwhile, the Regional Commissioner has extolled Garsen MP Ali Wario for prioritizing security projects including six chiefs’ offices.

The MP is also on record for building a police station complete with servant quarters in Assa Kone location that borders Taita Taveta County.

By Sadik Hassan

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