Locals in Trans-Nzoia have lamented over run away insecurity in the county, with the latest case being an attack by robbers on a county official who was left with broken arms
The victim, Sifuna Wakofula , was walking home after work when two men aboard a motorbike pulled his laptop bag dragging him on the tarmac and leaving him with hand injuries.
The men then sped off having added the incident to the rising numbers of crime in Trans Nzoia.
Speaking during the swearing in of the county attorney, Trans Nzoia governor Patrick Khaemba asked local security agents to tame the escalating crime in the area.
Khaemba said that the rising cases of crime in the county is causing fear among residents and urged the security agents to bring to book the perpetrators.
The governor who displayed a disturbed face by the deteriorating insecurity, cited the incident where the county secretary was robbed in Kitale town on her way home after work.
"The crime cases are on a rising trend and it is worrying. Even my secretary was robbed in Kitale while she walked home. Imagine the governor's secretary robbed, who is safe here," governor Khaemba wondered.
Security agents, he said, should move with speed to contain the worrying insecurity trend.
"Police have to contain the deteriorating security. People want to enjoy the Christmas festive peaceful," he said.
He complained that residents are being targeted by criminals as early as 5:00pm and called security agents to scale up patrols in the area.
He asked police to chase and apprehend a gang giving residents sleepless nights.
"Police should not sleep on their job. They have act on crime and bring to book those involved," he said.
A series of robberies have been reported in the past two months, with residents losing valuables.