Four illegal fire arms recovered in Siaya

Friday, December 13th, 2019 19:51 |

Security agencies in Siaya have recovered four illegal firearms within the last month, county commissioner, Michael ole Tialal has said.

Tialal said the recovery, and the arrest of several suspects was as a result of close cooperation with members of the public whom he hailed for their support.

He was speaking at Ndenga Secondary School in Ugenya sub-county during this year's Jamhuri Day celebrations. The occasion was also graced by Siaya governor, Cornel Rasanga.

Tialal said the security agents were pursuing more suspects, adding that the crackdown on illegal gun owners and other criminals was poised to continue until the county will be safe from crime.

"As part of enhancing security within the county, all boda boda operators will be required to close their business by 5.30pm," said the County Commissioner.

He said the decision had been made following observations that criminal gangs hire the services of unsuspecting boda boda operators to help them in the execution of crime at night.

Tialal assured Siaya residents of maximum security during the festive season but called on parents to exercise responsible parenting so their children do not engage in activities that would ruin their future.

Addressing the occasion, local leaders petitioned the government and well-wishers to release humanitarian assistance to the residents whose crops were submerged by the raging river Nzoia floods.

The leaders, among them members of the County Assembly, Fred Omoro (East Ugenya) and Peter Oduor (Ukwala) and the Ugenya constituency manager, Sylvester Wire lamented that hundreds of locals had lost their livelihoods to the raging floods and no assistance had been forthcoming.

Among the areas that were worst affected, said the leaders, were Lung'a, Sifuyo West and Uyosi in Masat West all in Ugenya constituency.

Siaya Governor, Cornel Rasanga said his government was liaising with the office of the County Commissioner to source for relief aid for the affected persons.

Rasanga urged local leaders to focus their energy on service delivery, lamenting that some of the respected politicians in the county were busy campaigning for the 2022 General Election that is still far.

"I urge local leaders to tone down on 2022 politics and give elected leaders time to work," he said. --KNA

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