Security officers in Kimilili urged to be more vigilant

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Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga (second right) has called for improved security in Kimilili
Bungoma woman representative Catherine Wambilianga (second right) has called for improved security in Kimilili

As incidences of insecurity continue to escalate in Kimilili constituency, Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga has challenged the security officers in the constituency to be extra vigilant in their line of duty.

Speaking in Maeni ward after handing over an affirmative action cheque to a women group Wambilianga said it is unfortunate that attacks are still prevalent especially in Kamukuywa ward saying police should ensure they protect citizens from the attacks.

She also expressed her anger over an incident in Bukembe where a man butchered his wife and when neighbors ran to her rescue he chased them away saying the police should also arrest the man as those involved in gender based violence should be charged.

Furthermore, she said she’ll bring counselors to help women who are undergoing hardships in life to enable them keep a positive outlook on life in life saying many have sadly committing suicide, and children are left helpless.

She also called upon the parents of children who are impregnated while in school not to instigate their early marriages, but to seek her help to secure another chance to restart their education journey.

“I have so far helped 38 girls who had previously given up and some had were married. However, when the opportunity was presented they were willing to go back to school and we have fully catered for their education costs,” she said.

The Bungoma woman representative asked the groups that had benefited to utilize the funds well on the scheduled projects saying those that will have good returns will be rewarded as she promised to empower women and she is working towards delivering that.