Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Machakos County on high alert over terror

16 May 2014, 09:21

Machakos - The County Government of Machakos has put in place measures to fight insecurity in the county amid the rising cases of terror attacks in the country.

Machakos governor, Alfred Mutua, said that the decision to invest in security in the county was arrived at during a recent County Security meeting.

Mutua said that whereas security was under the national government’s jurisdiction, every Kenyan had to realize they had a duty to keep the country secure and safe.

“The fight against crime and terrorism is multifaceted and we in Machakos will not sit back and watch the National Government struggle in the fight while we can take responsibility and be on the front line in securing our country,” said Mutua.

In line with increasing security in the county, Machakos will invest in gun detectors and manning of all entry points into the county, he said.

“With that in mind, we are purchasing more gun detectors to ensure that illegal firearms neither enter nor are used to terrorize people. We are also going to have road blocks in all entry points to Machakos County where thorough checks will be conducted,” said Mutua.

Kenya is one of the countries in the continent worst affected by acts of terror mostly perpetrated by Islamic sects.

 – CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...