Thursday September 26, 2019 - Controversial Gatundu South MP, Moses Kuria, has been forced to withdraw an order he had given the youth to take care of themselves in his constituency.
This is after Interior CS Fred Matiang'i assured the area residents of the Government's commitment in ensuring their security was taken care of.
Kuria, who had accompanied the CS to Gatundu, revealed that he had earlier instructed the area youth to 'be their own security' if the Government had failed to do so.
He further stated that the reassurance by Matiang'i had prompted him to retract his order.
"I had given you an order to protect yourselves if the Government failed to do so.”
“The CS has assured us of the Government's commitment.”
“Therefore I withdraw that order," Kuria announced.
Kuria also asked Matiang'i to confront employees of the Interior Ministry in the region stating that they had a habit of working for a few hours in a day.
"Please ask the employees of the Ministry to explain if they want to work for the Government or sell land, they usually work for three hours in a day then the rest of the day go off to sell land," Kuria told Matiang'i
On his part, Matiang’i ordered the transfer of all security officials in the area in a bid to improve security.
"We shall advertise for the position of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs for recruitment and those who have already been interviewed, we shall hasten the process to ensure the residents are getting the services they need,"
"I have had talks with the Inspector General of Police and to the criminal gangs, I say we shall be hard on them," he assured.
The Kenyan DAILY POST