Security team in Kilifi launches initiative to help curb insecurity

Security team in Kilifi launches initiative to help curb insecurity

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Kilifi county commissioner Joseph Keter addressing the public during the Madaraka day Celebrations at the Karisa Maitha stadium in Kilifi. FILE/PHOTO.

Kilifi, KENYA: Security team in Kilifi county has launched a Rapid Result Initiative (RRI)  programme to counter various insecurity related issues.

The team says the  programme  is scheduled to reach all the seven sub-counties of the entire Kilifi county through the help of the Chiefs and village elders.

Addressing the public during the launch on Friday, Kilifi County Commissioner called on people to cooperate with the security team in giving out information regarding security matters.

“Security begins with me and you.As a result I would like to urge all of you to cooperate with us in all matters of security  issues like our youth disappearing to unknown places.” Keter said.

“Should anyone of you know their whereabouts, kindly come out and inform the security team for action especially this time when we are edging closer to the general election in August next year.” added Keter.

Keter also praised the village and Nyumba Kumi elders, saying they have helped a lot in maintaining peace and order.

Kaloleni Deputy County Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga said the programme is aimed at improving security, Education, Electricity installation, land crisis among other crucial issues.

“For many years we have been experiencing land chaos in our county.This has always been a result of illiteracy that has caused insecurity, we will carry out sensitization campaigns in the community to take education seriously.” Said Ndunga.

Land crisis in Kilifi County has been a major problem for the people of Kilifi  who have been crying foul over squatter lands; something the security team claims to have been the main cause of insecurity.

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In 2014, Kilifi County Governor Amason Kingi launched a similar initiative that was aimed at delivering efficient services to the people of Kilifi, but not so much was achieved.

Instead, it was followed by sacking of CECs and chief officers who have  not been replaced up to date.