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Government issues 6 days ultimatum to landlords, to register their tenants

24 June 2014, 23:29 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - In the wake of Mpeketoni Killing where over 60 people have been killed,the government has issued a 6 days ultimatum to Mombasa County landlords  to register their clients as it embarks on the fight against terror.

In a security meeting convened by Kisauni security chiefs in Mombasa, the landlords have been warned that a door to door crackdown exercise will take effect by the end of this month to fish out criminals within Mombasa county districts.

Led by Mombasa county deputy county commissioner Tom Anjere and Kisauni district criminal investigative officer Joseph Kioko, they have warned that those who will fail to register their tenants may face a jail term in prison.

“We have to take caution on those visitors who rent our houses, if we want to protect our country we have to take caution, “Warned Anjere in a security meeting with landlords held at Mkomani grounds in Nyali constituency.

Anjere maintained that the move is aimed at zeroing in criminal activities within Mombasa county districts as it embarks in the fight against terrorism. He listed Kisauni district as a security hotspot purporting to declare war on drug and substance use.

The landlords have been warned to report any strange people who will be caught looking for rental houses without proper documentation to identify them as Kenyans.

They raised fears that criminals may take refuge in the wake of Mpeketoni attacks where series of killings have taken place leaving over 60 killed and more others displaced in the entire county.

“The biggest challenge we have is those criminals who use motorbikes to terrorize locals during the night, we have enough intelligence reports about them, I want to assure you we are working on it seriously and soon the law will take its course, “said Joseph Kioko ,the Kisauni district criminal investigation officer.

He revealed that according to the records of crimes most of them are those committed by people who use motorbikes to escape police dragnets. The move comes as the government puts its efforts to deal with criminal activities in the country.

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