Kenya imposes 30-day dusk to dawn curfew in insecurity prone Marsabit

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The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr Fred Matiang’i on Monday chaired a High-Level Meeting at the General Service Headquarters, Nairobi, to discuss the security situation in Marsabit County.

In attendance were the Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Interior, PS-Devolution, Inspector General of Police, Chairperson-NCIC and senior officers from the National Police Service among others.

The meeting deliberated and resolved to swiftly deploy a raft of measures to improve security and restore peace and coexistence amongst communities in Marsabit County.

The interventions include but are not limited to imposing a curfew over Marsabit County running from 6pm to 6am and declaring some parts of the County as disturbed areas, deployment of a multi-agency security team to conduct a crackdown operation in order to mop up illegal firearms and recover stolen livestock, arrest and subsequent prosecution of suspected criminals.

Other measures include sustained and simultaneous response to other emerging threats and enhanced coordination amongst all the stakeholders.

“We are going to have a clean-up exercise in the area. I ask all political leaders to cooperate with us. The kind of beastly acts we have seen in that area must end. We are going to solve a problem," said CS Matiang’i.

Efforts spearheaded by the National Police Service in the continuous maintenance of peace and security in the country were noted with appreciation.

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