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Police investigating foreigners

Police in Kitale are investigating two foreigners arrested in a Kitale hotel last week while using expired passports.

Speaking  during  Madaraka Day  Celebrations at Namanjalala Primary School in Kwanza on Saturday, the Trans Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson  Ojwang  said police are also investigating a youth found to have questionable contacts with  the aliens.

We  are  concerned that the duo was giving this youth Sh.800, 000 every week and they have also bought him a house worth Sh.25million.

Ojwang  commended staff of the hotel for alerting police, who moved fast to arrest the suspicious persons, adding that  security personnel have also engaged  EACC to investigate the incident.

The CC told residents that terrorists lived in their midst, thus the need to be vigilant and volunteer vital  information to security apparatus, anytime they suspected anything unusual happening around them.

“With  the our porous borders, I am calling on residents to be conscious all the time, I know we have already mapped out possible areas of radicalization and we are alive to factors that can lure the youth into terrorism and we have put in place measures to prevent and counter the acts”, he said.

On  education, the  CC asked all stakeholders to come together with the aim of improving academic results of the county.

He  decried  low examination grades in the area saying the worrying trend called for quick intervention. We had almost 66 percent of students who sat KCSE last year getting grade D and below, added Ojwang.

Speaking  at  the  same function, the county governor, Patrick Khaemba asked residents to resist any attempts that are  meant to bring down devolution.

He condemned MPs for voting to reduce monies meant for devolved units, saying they should instead increase county allocations to enhance development at the grassroots.

Khaemba  asked  residents to embrace modern farming methods and also take to diversification so as to increase their  incomes.

Also present  was  Kwanza MP, Ferdinard Wanyonyi and Women representative, Janet Nangabo

By  Pauline  Ikanda

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