Internal security cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet have been asked to transfer all overstayed police officers in Bungoma County and deploy new once.
Two members of the National Assembly Committee on security and National Administration committee said that overstayed police officers were colluding with criminals and are escalating insecurity in the region.
Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa and his Kanduyi constituency counterpart Wafula Wamunyinyi said that the security personnel were sleeping in their jobs leading to widespread insecurity where innocent people have been killed while others have been maimed.
Speaking during the funds drive in aid for the burial of Joshua Wanyonyi Wekesa on January 22, in Ndengelwa village, Kanduyi constituency, Barasa said that they will not tolerate insecurity Bungoma County.
The late Wekesa was shot dead last week by fleeing robbers in Ndengelwa Village.
“We must get answers from the security leadership of Bungoma County, the manner in which insecurity cases are increasing is wanting,we cannot be having security personnel chasing after petty offenders such as chang’aa brewers and leaving robbers and murderers to terrorize and maim our people,” he said.
He continued, “If you are employed to serve or protect the lives of Kenyans you should make sure you tirelessly protect Kenyans by all means,”.
Wamunyinyi called on Bungoma County Commissioner Stephen Kihara and the area county police commander Francis Sang to intervene and put their officers on toes.
“Our senior security officers, including OCPDs, OCSs, DCIOs and intelligence officers should always be alert to avert in further insecurity, they should deal with criminals accordingly, we don’t want to lose lives again, this young man died a very painful death,” he said.
The law maker asked security personnel to work in getting illegal arms in the hands of criminals or else the locals will take action against those robbers.