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Nandi Residents Asked to Partner with Government in Combating Crime

Nandi County Commissioner (CC), Herman Shambi, has urged residents to work closely with security officers in the County to improve security.

Speaking during a meet the people tour at the Kapsabet Open Air Market, Shambi said the partnership between police and the community, will address issues of security and social disorder.

The County Commissioner who was accompanied by the County Security Team, local administrators, county government enforcement officers and fire fighters, used the opportunity to share out his personal mobile phone number for local residents to reach him directly.

He said this is a new model to engage the public, particularly those in rural villages who may have intelligence report on something, but they cannot reach out to security officers on time due to logistics.

“This will enhance the sharing of timely and useful information, thus making our work easier, our aim is to fight crime and serve Wananchi better,” he stressed.

Nandi County Commissioner, Herman Shambi (centre), speaking to traders at Kapsabet Open Air market, during meet the people tour. Photo by Linet Wafula

Shambi noted that when crime occurs, people struggle to report it to the relevant authorities, saying the move will save time and energy of moving for a distance in order to get help.

He called upon local residents, matatu operators and business community, to share any vital information to security officers, in order to tame the often-runaway insecurity.

“We want to protect your business and we can only achieve it 100 percent if you speak up. Let us be each other’s keeper,” he said calling on chiefs and sub chiefs to embrace digitization of their wok by forming what’s app group for easy coordination.

He at the same time noted that consumption of illicit brew among youths has gone up calling upon various stakeholders to partner with police and identify individuals making and selling the brew, so that they can face full force of the law

By Linet Wafula

 

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