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Women Rep wants security beefed up

29 August 2013, 11:27 Kelvin Wanjohi

Laikipia - Laikipia County women representative in parliament, Jane Machira Apollos has condemned the recent murder cases that have occurred in the county recently.

Speaking on Tuesday at a burial ceremony of a woman killed last week at Kwa-Wanjiku village in Laikipia West constituency, Machira demanded the deployment of more police officers in order to beef up security in the crime prone area.

This was after a middle aged woman and a mother of four identified as Margaret Wanjira Ngunyi was found by residents dead by the roadside along the Nyahururu Kinamba road, with residents paralyzing traffic for over two hours.

The angry mob demanded that police take action since this was the second murder in two weeks’ time in the area.

The deceased's sister, Wairimu Kamwenje said that her sister was heading home from a nearby shopping center, and may have been first raped then killed as her dress was torn.

“It is the duty of the police to protect us and we will not allow these incidents to happen anymore. The police must produce the suspects who are killing innocent people,” she protested.

At the same time, the member of parliament called on NACADA to intensify its fight against illicit brews in the area that have claimed lives of young people.

She noted that there have been several deaths in the last one week attributed to consumption of licensed alcoholic beverages being sold in some plastic bottles citing a case in Sipili Trading Centre in Laikipia west where two young men died even after consuming the 'licensed' drink sold suspiciously in some unhealthy outlets.

She said that she will tame those administrative forces who protect the vice, including chiefs and junior police officers who receive weekly tokens.

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