CS Matiang’i storms police post at night transfer officers after AK-47 gang attack in Rongai

By Obegi Malack

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Sunday night stormed Kandisi police post and ordered transfer of police officers after increase of insecurity cases in Ongata Rongai division.

The CS who was accompanied by Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai made an impromptu visit find out security situation in the area after a criminal gang was caught on CCTV terrorizing a woman along Rimpa Muthaura road in Lemelepo location.

The unidentified lady was ambushed at 2am on Sunday 12th ,2022 by six thugs who forcefully entered her compound.

The thugs who were armed with an AK -47, a pistol and machetes struck when the woman entered her compound after opening of the gate, the thugs smashed the driver’s side window using a machete while pointing the AK-47 rifle at her. They searched her car took away her bag and dragged her to the house where they stole electronics and other valuable items.

In another incident Catholic University of Eastern University law student was stabbed to death in Ongata Rongai town at night, she succumbed to her injuries in a Rongai hospital.

Matiang’i said a new team will be brought to cover the entire Kandisi area and work hand in hand with the local police for effective results. He ordered all criminal activities to be recorded on OB and forwarded to his office by Monday evening.

The CS encouraged residents to give intelligent reports that might lead to arrest of the six criminals, a special team was sent to analyze the CCTV camera footage.

A senior supretendant of police was also deployed to oversee activities in the area.

He directed all bars, wine and spirits joints to be controlled and those operating between Kandisi and Rimpa stage to be closed since the region is purely residential area hosting various senior government officials.

The CS promised the start with immediate effect construction of Kandisi police post infrastructure and possible upgrade of the post to a police station.

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