Thugs raid Makueni shops, kill 2 guards

They stole gas cylin­ders worth Sh100,000

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - JOHN KISU AND MUSEMBI NZENGU @TheS­tarKenya

Armed thugs on Fri­day raided sev­eral shops in Sul­tan Ha­mud town, Makueni county, killing watch­men and in­jur­ing an­other one.

One died on the spot, while the other died at the Keny­atta Na­tional Hospi­tal. The in­jured watch­men sus­tained se­ri­ous panga wounds to their heads.

The thugs carted away gas cylin­ders worth Sh100,000. The in­jured watch­men were taken to the Sul­tan Ha­mud Sub­county Hospi­tal, be­fore be­ing re­ferred to the Keny­atta Na­tional Hospi­tal.

Mukaa po­lice boss An­drew Mbogo said they have not ar­rested any sus­pect.

He ap­pealed to res­i­dents for in­for­ma­tion that could lead to the ar­rest of the crim­i­nals. “We have a list and we are sure of ar­rest­ing those in­volved in the rob­bery,” Mbogo said.

Mean­while, the Ki­tui gov­ern­ment has de­vel­oped a four-year com­pre­hen­sive HIV-Aids strate­gic plan to en­sure 90 per cent ac­cess to com­pre­hen­sive care, treat­ment and pre­ven­tive ser­vices.

The plan for 2015-19 was launched by Gov­er­nor Julius Malombe last Thurs­day at Vista Gar­dens in Ki­tui town.

The gov­er­nor said it was cus­tomised to suit the Ki­tui sce­nario.

Malombe said the plan is de­signed to help iden­tify 90 per cent of the peo­ple liv­ing with HIV-Aids in Ki­tui and en­sure they ac­cess health­care and treat­ment.

He said Ki­tui has 21,092 peo­ple liv­ing with HIV-Aids, of whom 2,792 are chil­dren.

“The im­ple­men­ta­tion of the strate­gic plan will be guided by seven strate­gic pil­lars that are geared to­wards a county free of new HIV-Aids in­fec­tions and stigma,” the gov­er­nor said.

THE KI­TUI GOV­ERN­MENT HAS DE­VEL­OPED A FOUR-YEAR HIV-AIDS PLAN TO EN­SURE 90 PER CENT AC­CESS TO CARE AND TREAT­MENT

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