Police officers have lauded the effort by the Molo Sub-County community to enhance security in the area.
Speaking during the unveiling of a newly built police dog kennel through a partnership between the police and the community at Molo police station, Nakuru County Deputy Police Commander, Joseph Tonui said the venture would go a long way in tackling insecurity cases more so highway robberies that have dotted the area.
The commander put on notice all criminals saying that they will not be tolerated if they continue endangering the lives of the locals as their network has been enhanced and will be dealt with accordingly when they violate the law.
He noted that several highways go through Molo and the trained police dogs will help in patrolling these areas and bring to book criminals stealing goods on transit along the highway and vandalizing businesses adding that another police dog will deal with those trafficking drugs.
According to Tonui, the area residents were fed up with the numerous crimes committed in the area and saw the need to initiate this project. Chairing the business community is Evans Ngige who noted that they are hopeful that this project will help create a conducive secured environment for all to carry out their day-to-day activities and see to it that crime rates decrease.
He assured of their commitment towards their partnership with the police officers and urged other locals not to tire from cooperating with the police officers saying that this was the only way to help identify criminals. This will help in living without fear and create a safe community to live in as well.
“The kennel will accommodate three police dogs but we plan to expand it in the near future” he said.
The police officers were urged to provide better services to the locals and they continue to improve infrastructure through this partnership.
This cooperation has seen Molo Police Station construct toilets, police dog kennel and a police canteen whose construction was underway.
By Emily Kadzo