Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has declared war against an alleged criminal gang in Nakuru called ‘Confirm’ said to be terrorizing residents.
Speaking on Saturday while addressing worshippers at Ekerubo SDA church in Kitutu Masaba, Nyamira County, the CS said the government is aware of schemes orchestrated by the said group and will act on them.
“There is this group called Confirm in Nakuru…we are ready for them, we shall camp in Nakuru,” said Matiang’i.
“I will be there together with the Inspector General…wanajiita Confirm…tuko tayari kuwa confirm sasa, you can’t be terrorizing Kenyans, women, in Nakuru…we are ready for them kabisa.”
In the same light, the CS reassured the public of the government’s commitment to dealing with insecurity in the country, especially the Rift Valley area which is prone to many attacks.
“We have laid down proper security mechanism to also deal with other war prime areas in Rift Valley,” Matiang’i noted.
He also called on police officers to be vigilant in addressing the situation, warning them against being used by politicians to cover up crimes.
“Our work is not to escort criminals, so that people go to sit somewhere to loot the country. We cannot be safeguarding those stealing from our people, following them wherever they go and holding meetings at night. Whenever we find them, we will take action,” he said.
CS Matiang’i further urged Nyamira residents to join the rest of the country in dedicating July as a month of prayer towards a peaceful electioneering period.
“We also want to dedicate July as a prayer month ahead of polls. We are talking to all religious leaders across the country,” Matiang’i said.