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Specialists security unit deployed to hotspots areas

03 July 2014, 20:42 Chepkwony Robert

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 security.

“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 Naivasha.

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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