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Security awareness campaigns kick off in Nyandarua

19 June 2014, 11:35 Kelvin Wanjohi

Nyahururu - Nyandarua County Commander, Hamisi Mabea has said that he fully supports the security awareness campaigns being held in the county by the Kenya Institute of Studies in Criminal Justice (KICJ).

Speaking Wednesday in Nyahururu town during a crime prevention workshop organised by the KICJ, Mabea said that the law enforcement agencies in the county will work together with organisers to ensure that all security concerns in the county are addressed.

“All security agents will work hand in hand with KICJ to ensure that members of the public are fully enlightened on crime prevention measures. This will spearhead the eradication of insecurity in this region,” said Mabea.

He also urged members of the public to trust the police with information and report any criminal activities that might be taking place within their localities.

“Members of the public are aware of criminal activities taking place within the county but are afraid to come out in the open and report these cases. My appeal to them is to trust our officers with this information and report these cases as soon as they occur,” he added.

Speaking at the same function, KICJ Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Ndung’u said that the workshop has been held in other counties with the aim of sensitising law enforcers on crime prevention.

“This workshop has taken place in 22 counties. Nyandarua is our 23rd county and our mission is to cover all the 47 counties in order to bring awareness in the whole country. This will help address the issue of insecurity in our country,” said Ndung’u.

He also appealed to members of the public to report cases of insecurity to the law enforcement agencies, adding that it is their responsibility.

“Security is everyone’s responsibility; it’s not only the police who should be involved in matters that pertain to security. By doing this, we will stop pointing fingers at our enforcement agencies when insecurity arises,” he added.

The workshop was attended by various stakeholders among them security personnel, religious leaders and business people.

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