Specialists security unit deployed to hotspots areas
03 July 2014, 20:42
Nakuru - A contingent of special unit of security officers comprised
of General Service Unit (GSU), Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) and the
Anti-Stock Unit (ASTU) has been deployed to various parts of the county,
especially the perceived hot spot areas to provide security on, before and
after the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD’s) sabasaba rally
scheduled for Monday 7th next week.
County Commissioner, Mohammed Birik assured members of
the public that adequate measures have been put in place to
contain any flare ups that may arise in such areas notably Nakuru and Naivasha,
perceived to be hotspots.
Birik said this after having a seating to analyze the
possible security threats in the county, with NYS, KWS, KFS and the Prisons
chiefs as per the president’s directive.
“The specialized unit already deployed would be getting full
support from the regular and administration police and other police
formations,” said Birik.
He disclosed that the committee comprised of security and
intelligent officers recommended that there would be erected road blocks in
various parts of the county so as to deter cases and situations of youth and
demonstrators who are out to block the busy Nakuru-Eldoret highway.
Following reports that members of a certain community are
fleeing parts of Naivasha Sub County, Birik assured them of their safety and
“People must not flee their home. We wish to assure them of
their safety and security,” reiterated Birik, further adding that already
public barazas are being held in Kihoto and Karagita areas of
Again, adequate security has also been deployed in the
central business districts of Naivasha, Nakuru and Molo so as avoid rioters and
looters who are out to destruct the normal business.
Following the current incident in which leaflets warning a
certain community to vacate the town were spread, Birik said already they have
been able to arrest 18 suspects as efforts on arresting more underway.
“We are strongly warning criminal gangs and their
sympathizers who are bent on causing mayhem and that action would be taken
against them,” added Birik.
He also warned civil servants who might opt to boycott job
during the Monday CORD’s sabasaba rally.
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