Friday August 9, 2019 - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has announced a crackdown against criminal gangs operating in different parts of the country. 

Speaking on Thursday at the opening of Kagwathi Police Station in Tetu, Nyeri County, Matiang’i said that the Government will not tolerate leaders who want to use criminal gangs in various parts of the nation to cause fear and discomfort among Kenyans. 

He said that the Government has put in place different measures to ensure that the gangs are dealt with accordingly.

Matiang’i also said that days of those leaders who are behind the gangs are numbered. 

He specifically pointed out at the resurgence of gangs in the area saying that the Government is aware of leaders who want to use illegal channels to cause fear. 

At the same time, Matiang’i said that they will be vigilant on attempts of criminal gangs to radicalize some youths in the society.

“We will be firm in matters security and tell those political leaders to allow us carry out our security mandate,” said Matiang’i.

He also urged Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga to rally other leaders in the war against the gangs.


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