A growing insecurity in Aldai constituency in Nandi County has caused an uproar from political leaders from the region.
Cases of insecurity are common at night and include attacks on locals and stealing of property. The leaders claimed idle youth were getting into crime.
Led by area MP Cornelius Serem and Governor Stephen Sang, the leaders also alleged conflict of interest by some police officers operating liquor shops.
The leaders further pointed an accusing finger on unnamed individuals they alleged were inciting youth to lawlessness.
“During curfew time when everybody is at home, the people who are suppose to protect the properties and ensure security is the police. So I want to urge you during curfew hours to increase security patrols,” said Sang.
The leaders told the youths to engage in economical activities to avoid idling leading them to crime.
“Let us sit down with our youths and try to find out what they can do to uplift them. The most important thing they can do is business,” he said.
The leaders agreed to build up some institutions like university within the area to enhance security.
“As your leaders, we are ready to come celebrate with you in times of happiness and cry with you in times of sorrow, we also do not want police officers to have businesses like selling alcohol in our area,” said Serem.
County Deputy police commander John Tanui assured residents of security adding that those found causing insecurity will face the law.
They were speaking in a fundraising of a trader who was robbed in Kobujoi center.
Area MCA Nancy Chemutai and Terik ward MCA Osborn Komen were among the leaders present.
“I want to call upon all the leaders in Aldai to meet and discuss the way forward on matters affecting the security on our area,” said Komen.