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Kocholia residents raise alarm over increased insecurity

Written by Carren Papai
2012-04-19 18:03:00
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Residents of Kocholia, Teso North District, are now calling on the government to intervene and bring to an end the rising cases of insecurity in the region. 

The residents have also accused the area OCPD Elphas Korir (pictured left) of being soft to the criminals who the residents claim have been breaking into their homes and businesses but still walk freely instead of being arrested. 

“Police officers are supposed to protect the lives of the  residents by enhancing security and help arrest the suspects, but what is happening in the area is a pity as houses are broken into sometimes   in broad daylight raising fears,’’ said Frankline Papa a tailor at the Kocholia trading centre. 

In the latest incident, they claimed that a gang of thieves broke into a house and stole a computer, property of David Pamba a clinical officer at Teso District Hospital - Kocholia. 

Pamba revealed that he had gone to the shop but was shocked on arrival to find out that the window grills had been broken before the thieves left with his computer.  

“I believe the thieves were hiding somewhere waiting to act, I went to the shop and returned immediately only to realize that the window was broken and my computer missing,’’ said Pamba. 

The residents also raised alarm over the safety especially at night claiming that a gang has been terrorizing people and even killing some residents. 

‘’It is unsafe  at night, you cannot work around past ten o’clock  and some of us work till late night, and sometimes we have emergencies at the hospital prompting one to leave to save some lives of the patients thus risking our dear lives,’’ said Jacinta Ikasiru a nurse at the district hospital. 

As such cases keep on arising; the residents have vowed to take action into their hands as a way of curbing such evils. 

‘’ We shall deal with the suspects and those we will manage to arrest will be a living example to those who are thinking of causing insecurity and havoc in Kocholia,’’ added Francis  Opuru a shoe shiner. 

Their decisions and complains barely comes a week after Teso district police boss Elphas Korir issued a stern warning to those who will be found taking action in their hands.


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