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Matungulu, Kangundo MPs want better security in region

"It is sad that such incidences of crime are taking place at an area where police erect roadblocks," said the Matungulu legislator.

By Rose Mukonyorosemukonyo@yahoo.comSaturday, 31 Dec 2016 12:48 EAT

Matungulu legislator Stephen Mule (right) and his Kangundo counterpart Kyengo Maweu at the burial of late Timothy Kathuma at Matulungu early October. (Photo: Oscar Ndunda/Kenya Free Press).

The current wave of insecurity sweeping across Matungulu and Kangundo constituencies has angered MPs. Matungulu legislator Stephen Mule and his Kangundo counterpart Kyengo Maweu now want the Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry and Police Inspector General Joseph Bonnet, to investigate the sporadic crime incidents in the region.

Addressing the press in Tala Town, the two MPs condemned recent killings of bodaboda riders by criminal gangs posing as customers. They also took issue with a recent incident in which suspected criminals were allegedly issued with police uniform by an unscrupulous AP officer to harass residents of kalandini village in Matungulu on the eve of Christmas day. "We want both the Police IG and the Interior CS to immediately investigate the matter and take firm action against those concerned," said Mr Mule.

The MPs also raised concern over incidences of carjacking along the Kangundo - Nairobi Highway particularly at the section between Koma hill and KBC police station. There are reports that several motorists have been hijacked, assaulted and robbed by marauding gangsters in the past few months. "It is sad that such incidences of crime are taking place at an area where police erect roadblocks," said the Matungulu legislator.

On his part, Kangundo MP Mr Maweu called on locals to avail useful information to the police in order to fight the escalating crime.

Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.





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