Chiefs to register miners to prevent crimes in Rongo
All gold prospectors and miners in Rongo must register with their chiefs or assistant chiefs so security agents can prevent crime, subcounty commissioner Joseph Satia has said.
Nomadic prospectors who live temporarily in Rongo during a gold rush are suspected to contribute to the increasing rate of crime, he said on Sunday.
“Once we have a database of miners in mines, we will be able to control criminals and easily trail them,” Satia said.
The directive follows a series of murders, the latest being last month when a gold miner fled after killing his colleague at a pub in Rongo town.
“The public administrator’s records will be shared with police officers to help reduce insecurity and make prompt follow-ups,” Satia said.
He said the same directive has been given to boda boda operators. Their leaders in each boda boda stage have been asked to list their members to weed out criminals.
Satia spoke at Kitweru Primary School in Kanyamamba sublocation during a ceremony to instal Charles Ayieko as Kamagambo West chief.