The Civil Servants and other employees working in Kuria region have been assured of State protection following the killing of a senior education officer in Kehancha town a month ago.
The Principal Secretary Labour and Social Protection (PS), Nelson Marwa while speaking at Ntimaru town during Huduma Namba sensitisation tour said five suspects were in police custody in relation to the killing of Robert Onkoba, the Sub County Education officer.
Marwa revealed that police are investigating a syndicate where illegal guns hired from neighbouring country were used to terrorize and sometimes kill innocent people in Kuria.
The PS assured the residents that security agencies have been put on high alert to ensure all criminals were flashed out of Kuria Sub Counties.
He warned those still possessing illegal guns to surrender before they faced full force of the law. Marwa promised protection to those who would willingly surrender their guns.
Marwa further thanked the security apparatus working in Migori County for managing cattle rustling and other forms of crime despite isolated cases insecurity in past years.
Unknown armed people shot and instantly killed the late Onkoba after his busy day, an incident that has sent fear among government officials working in Kuria fearing they could be the next targets.
Local security agencies together with the help of detectives from Nairobi have camped in Kuria to unearth the reasons for and the masterminds behind the killing of Onkoba.
Area Member of Parliament, Maisori Kitayama reiterated that they would not allow few criminals to terrorize locals and other peace loving Kenyans.
Kitayama said he had allocated Constituency Development Funds to strengthen security in his constituency.
He noted that money had been allocated to build Divisional Police Headquarters in Kegonga, Deputy County Commissioner’s office in Ntimaru and funding of police posts.
The leaders also toured finished and ongoing government projects in Kuria Sub Counties. They assured the locals that government is committed to deliver in all the promises.
By Geoffrey Satia