Ugenya residents cry for justice for murdered residents

The residents of Ugenya constituency are crying for justice for their kinsmen who lost their lives at the hands of gangsters in the past three weeks.

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According to neighbors, security personnel appear to be overwhelmed by the increasing number of events in which armed robbers assault, maim, and kill at random.

Residents who spoke to the media encouraged the government to look into the activities of some administrators and their cronies who are now attempting to politicize the regrettable happenings through social media.

 

Among those demanding justice is Jacinta Achieng Oduor, a young widow whose husband, John Oduor Mulanga, 32, was slain at Sega Kondiek a fortnight ago.

Mrs. Oduor lamented that some suspects were now using social media to churn out propaganda that his husband’s killing was linked to politics.

And, speaking at Kanyumba trading centre where two watchmen were Saturday morning found dead after an armed robber struck the market, the chairman of Nyumba Kumi in the area, David Walter Anyango said local security officials had a lot of explanation to give to the residents following the incident.

Anyango and the chairman of Kanyumba traders, Johannes Luchiri Ogola lamented that the body of one of the watchmen was found right behind the police post yet the security men claimed not to have heard anything.

 
“We are wondering where they were as vehicle tyre marks were there,” said Ogola.

 

Local leaders, led by Dr. Daniel Odhiambo challenged the government to act tough and assure the public of their security.

Dr. Odhiambo said it was unfortunate that some national administration officers were using social media to spread propaganda that they knew how one of the victims of thuggery was murdered.

"The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) must call and record this chief's statement," he stated.

Odhiambo, on the other hand, urged the people to help enhance the Nyumba Kumi program in order to improve security in Ugenya.

 

Mohammed Barre, the Siaya County Commissioner, promised people earlier this week that the government was investigating individuals responsible for the increased insecurity in the area.

 

He stated that a special police unit commanded by the county police commander, Michael Muchiri, had been formed to track out the thugs.


Kennedy Murimi

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