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More patrol vehicles for Migori police

Migori County Police unit will be supplied with new patrol vehicles as an effort to step surveillance along the international borders.

Visiting National Security and Administration Committee at National Assembly led by chairman Kiambaa Member of Parliament Paul Koinange agreed that Migori police needed enough patrol vehicles to manage cross border challenges of illegal panya routes, drugs and human trafficking and trade of illegal firearms.

The need for more police patrol vehicles comes after an earlier meeting with the Migori County Security Team at County Headquarters on Saturday.

Koinange said the government would ensure police working in counties bordering other countries got the necessary support while protecting the lives and property of Kenyans.

He said the stalled state of the art National Government Administration at Migori County Headquarters would soon be allocated money to ensure its completion. The yet to be completed administration block dates back to the 1990s when its construction started.

The National Assembly Committee on Security Chairman also promised funds to complete modern administration at Piny Oyie, Suna West constituency.

He thanked the area MP Peter Masara for allocating CDF towards building 17 police posts and building administration blocks meant to bring all government offices under one roof for better services.

He revealed that the working together of National and Administration Police has drastically improved national security.

Koinange challenged chiefs and their assistants to provide necessary assistance to the people they served and thanked them for making sure they understood government policies and development priorities.

Suna East MP Junet Mohamed who accompanied the National Security Committee said the war against cattle rustling previously persistent in Migori has succeeded due to the relentless efforts of the police.

Migori County Commissioner Boaz Cherutich who led the County Security Team said the discussion with the National Assembly Security and Administration Committee majored on bettering service delivery, security and infrastructure development in Migori.

According to the Chairman, National Assembly Security and Administration Committee, they were on a fact finding mission on how they could improve security in Migori County and see the input of the committee on development areas of roads infrastructure and water shortage.

Other committee members present included Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma, Mwea MP Josphat Kabinga and Teso North MP Edward Kaunya. Suna West MP Peter Masara who hosted delegation at Piny Oyie was also present.

By Geoffrey Satia

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