Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has taken decisive action in response to a wave of violent attacks by criminal gangs in Kisii County. In a statement issued on Friday, March 1, Kindiki announced the deployment of a special security team to investigate and apprehend those responsible for the recent spate of criminal incidents.

“We are committed to holding the organizers, financiers, and perpetrators of these criminal acts accountable,” Kindiki stated during a security briefing with local security officials.

The deployment of the special team aims to bolster surveillance and crack down on muggings and stabbings carried out by organized gangs in the region. Kindiki emphasized the importance of preventive security measures and urged security agencies to enforce the law impartially.

The move comes in the wake of escalating insecurity in Kisii County, with residents living in fear following a series of violent incidents. One such incident occurred on February 11, when a gang targeted homes in Manyerero ward, demanding money from residents while armed with pangas and metal rods.

In a separate incident on February 7, a GSU officer was rescued from a mob after being implicated in a robbery at a local supermarket. The swift action taken by CS Kindiki emphasizes the government’s commitment to maintaining law and order in the face of criminal activities.