The Kibwezi Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Patrick Murira has warned residents against posting incitement remarks about security organs on social media.
Murira said the government would take stern action on those using social media to spread propaganda and incite residents against police in the area.
Speaking during a security meeting at Kambu on Thursday, the DCC lamented that some residents had in the recent past taken to social media to post unsubstantiated reports on security operations with an intention of maligning the police.
“Some residents rush to social media to castigate the police. Ensure what you post is something you can clarify otherwise the government will come for you and charge you with incitement,” he said.
The DCC however noted that if used positively, social media could help in the fight against crime.
The DCC urged residents to install security lights and CCTV cameras in their premises to reduce crime. “Invest in security by having security lights and surveillance cameras in homes, schools, churches and business premises,” he added.
He disclosed that his office was in talks with the County Government and area MP, Jessica Mbalu to have street lights in major trading centres to curb crime.
On education, the DCC ordered chiefs and their assistants to ensure that all childrens were enrolled in schools.
‘‘I do not want to see any children roaming on the streets because once they grow up, they become a security threat. We shall also take action against parents whose children are not in school as required by the government policy,” added Murira.
He also warned religious leaders who were denying young children a chance to attend school in the pretext of offering them religious teachings.
“You cannot take children to the mosque for teachings yet they are not going to school. Follow the education system that has been approved by the government,” noted the DCC.
The Ivingoni/Nzambani ward Member of County Assembly and Deputy Speaker, Harrison Mutie speaking at the same forum warned residents against using politicians to bail them out when they break the law.
Mutie said those caught violating the law should face justice and avoid using politicians to sabotage the work of security organs.
Insecurity has been on the rise in the area. On Tuesday, a watchman was hacked to death by gangsters at a night club in Kambu trading centre while a teacher in the same area was shot dead by unknown assailants last month.
By Roselyne Kavoo