‘Banditry has been contained in most parts of Samburu’ – Kindiki

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On Wed, 1 Nov, 2023 14:04 | 2 mins read
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki during his meeting with Rift Valley Regional Security and Intelligence Committee, Samburu County Security and Intelligence Committee and local operation commanders at the Chief's Office, Kisima Location, Suguta Marmar Division, within Samburu West Constituency on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. PHOTO/Kindiki(@KindikiKithure)/X
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki during his meeting with Rift Valley Regional Security and Intelligence Committee, Samburu County Security and Intelligence Committee and local operation commanders at the Chief's Office, Kisima Location, Suguta Marmar Division, within Samburu West Constituency on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. PHOTO/Kindiki(@KindikiKithure)/X

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has affirmed significant progress in quelling the rampant insecurity that has long plagued the North Rift Valley Region.

Kindiki highlighted the success of Operation Maliza Uhalifu in containing the menace of banditry and cattle rustling.

"Security agencies have made significant strides towards suppression of violent banditry in the North Rift Valley Region. Eight months after the deployment of Operation Maliza Uhalifu forces, the Government is continuously engaged in monitoring the successes and challenges of the operation, so as to address any gaps for a sustained program for eradicating the terror of armed livestock robbers who have caused loss of lives and property of innocent Kenyans for decades," the CS stated.

Kindiki pointed out the substantial containment of banditry, particularly in Samburu County, with significant success observed in Baragoi which he termed the 'hotbed' of criminal activities.

He further revealed that he did a review of progress and the firming up of operational plans with various security and intelligence committees on Wednesday, November 1, noting the commitment to maintaining this momentum in the fight against insecurity.

"This morning, we reviewed progress and firmed up the operational plans with Rift Valley Regional Security and Intelligence Committee, Samburu County Security and Intelligence Committee, and local operation commanders at the Chief's Office, Kisima Location, Suguta Marmar Division, within Samburu West Constituency," Kindiki confirmed.

Kindiki also reiterated the government's unwavering commitment to sustaining Operation Maliza Uhalifu for the total eradication of banditry and livestock rustling in Northern Kenya.

Kindiki orders crackdown on banditry enablers

He directed security forces to take a firm stance against all contributors to the problem, such as political, economic, and religious influences, while focusing on apprehending the main organizers and leaders behind the bandit attacks.

"Security agencies are instructed to crackdown on all political, commercial and spiritual enablers of banditry as well as key planners and commanders of bandit attacks," he ordered.

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