Two people suffered gunshot wounds after bandits raided Mwangaza area in Isiolo County, where 87 goats were reportedly stolen.
Speaking to KNA, the Isiolo County Commissioner, Mr Herman Shambi, said following investigations into the attack, the security team was trailing the bandits in Eremet area, who are suspected to be from a neighboring community.
Mr Shambi revealed that the suspects are well known in the area and were once residents living within the affected community. One was shot while fleeing the scene after encountering security personnel.
“We will be relentless in making sure, by any means, insecurity within Isiolo town and the whole County is curbed, civilians have been losing lives due to illegal firearms owned by bandits who use them in cattle rustling and other criminal activities,” assured Mr Shambi.
The CC at the same time urged youth who completed school and did not score the minimum points to join higher institutions of learning to take life positively and pursue other avenues to earn a living.
“Keep on having a positive take in life, having poor performances in examinations is not the end of the road, find something else to do and you will succeed,” Shambi counselled.
He asked them to continue pursuing short courses offered in vocational colleges to attain skills that will come in handy in other opportunities of employment.
“Desist from engaging in enticing ventures to get quick money and be lured into engaging in unlawful practices and avoid joining the Boda boda industry too early in your life,” the CC advised.
The Administrator sent a stern warning to the community leaders who are sluggish in supporting the governments’ quest to fight FGM and early marriages amongst young and vulnerable girls.
The CC asked various communities living in the County to co-exist harmoniously and to preach and practice peace in order to promote socio-economic development in the region.
By Parklea Ivor