Bishop Kimengich Message to the Government on Kerio Valley Insecurity
Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Dominic Kimengich has urged the National Government to put measures in place that will enhance security in Kerio Valley.
There have been increased cases of insecurity in Kerio Valley leading to the loss of lives and property
“I urge the National government through the Ministry of Interior to put more effort in ensuring security is restored in Kerio Valley, to ensure peace among our people,” said Bishop Kimengich
Speaking during the Happy Day event held at Bugar special school for the mentally challenged in Keiyo North, Elgeiyo Marakwet county.
Bishop Kimengich said residents have been suffering thus the government should provide a permanent solution to tackle cattle banditry and mass killings.
” Many people have been killed by bandits, the government should therefore work round the clock to stop cattle banditry which has been the order of the day,” said the Bishop.
He further called upon youths not to allow themselves to be used by unethical leaders to cause violence.
“I want to call upon Youths to refrain from using illicit brew and other hard drugs that will land them into unacceptable behaviors, instead they should involve themselves in constructive activities that will help them earn a living,” said Bishop Kimengich.
This comes after Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki on Sunday ordered residents living in 27 bandit-prone regions to vacate within the next 24 hours or else be dealt with as bandits.
The Bishop called upon society to value their children, despite their disabilities noting that they need to be educated and be involved in various activities that will empower their well-being.