Traders protest over rising insecurity
12 February 2014, 10:34
Narok - Business came to a standstill in Mulot town of Narok South Sub County after traders and residents protested over increased cases of insecurity in the town.
While carrying placards and leaves, the traders matched in the town’s streets saying unknown people have been robbing them of their property and some of them have even been killed by the criminals.
Led by Mulot Traders Association chairm,an Gideon Langat, they said the suspects have been committing the crime day and night while armed, a situation they said has instilled more fear in them.
“The armed gangs have caused terror and fear among us since they are armed with dangerous weapons such as machetes, pangas and even guns,” said Langat.
They said the town receives several tourists on daily basis but in the situation is not urgently addressed, the tourists may opt for other places.
“This town receives several international and local tourists who are on their way to or from the Maasai Mara game reserve, but we now stand to loss if this insecurity persists,” he said.
The protestors further accused the provincial administration for condoning illicit brew trade, a situation they said has greatly contributed to the insecurity.
The irate protestors gave the Narok County government a ten-day ultimatum to address the situation failure to which they will return to the streets.
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