Bungoma residents have been told to lynch any suspected thugs that are killing, maiming and stealing from hard working residents.
The County deputy governor Prof.Charles Ngome said that there is no time to laugh with lazy people whose work is to reap where they have not sown.
Addressing mourners at Nalondo village in Kabuchai constituency on June 23 during the burial of the late Robinson Wafula one of the victims of the ill fated plane, Prof Ngome said that the insecurity issue should be handled by the locals themselves because the security agencies are very slow in responding to attacks.
“We don’t have time to waste, a thief is a thief, if he finds you, you are gone, let’s deal with them on spot, lynching them is the best option, they should pay for their sins,” said the DG.
He was reacting to an incident where unknown thugs killed three people among them a form three student at Sitabicha bridge in Sirisia constituency on Monday last week.
The victims who were aboard a motorbike were returning home from watching an ongoing world cup tournament.
“We can’t allow thugs to be roaming our villages and causing fear among our people, let them pay on the spot if caught, lynching is the best option of dealing with armed thugs,” he said.
Thugs also attacked and injured a trader in Makhonge shopping centre in Kamukuywa Ward who is still recuperating at Webuye sub county hospital while another group shot dead a farmer in Bilibili village in Tongaren constituency, raped his wife and made away with valuables of unknown amount this week.
Prof.Ngome has called on Bungoma County Commissioner James Kianda to ask his officers to intensify night patrols to cub the rising insecurity.