Spe­cial po­lice unit to man road­blocks in Garissa, en­vi­rons

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern -

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.

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