Special police unit to man roadblocks in Garissa, environs
A special unit made up of regular and AP officers will be deployed to man roadblocks in Garissa town and its environs to tame rampant corruption.
The public has accused officers currently deployed in the area of massive bribery and extortion. They will be replaced by 20 officers currently in training at Kanyonyo, Kitui county.
The training is being carried out by Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Revenue Authority, Immigration and EACC officials, county commissioner James Kianda told an inter-faith meeting comprised of Muslim and Christian clerics in Garissa town on Saturday.
“We’ve received numerous complaints from the public. It’s time something is seriously done because its eating into the fabric of our economy and our basic morals,” he said.
Kianda said criminals could easily bribe their way into the country and carry out attacks. He urged the clerics to work together to prevent the enemy from spreading hatred. Kianda said officers who have overstayed at roadblocks will be replaced with similar units.