Mumias OCPD advise business owners to observe time for closing their businesses
Written by Joseph Manyasa
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Mumias OCPD Mr. George Seda advises business operators in the region to close their businesses on time in order to control crime incidences which were on the increase in the area.
Speaking to a group of journalists at his office, he said security has been intensified at night following the recent spate of crimes committed.
He said that people should not be found out of their homes beyond 9pm, those who exceed the time limit while travelling should know who are carrying them.
“Failure by bar owners and boda boda operators to observe official closing time has contributed to the recent bizarre witnessed in the area; all boda boda operators should have a license and helmet,” said Mr. Seda.
Mr. Seda announced security measures after his office recorded high rate of crimes committed in various parts of the district within a period of three months.
Mumias MP Benjamin Washiali condemned the recent incident where armed thugs attacked and attempted to steal goods worth Sh. 700,000 from Asaph filling station at Shianda Market along Kakamega-Mumias road.
The MP however lauded police officers on patrol for responding to distress calls and engaged the thugs in a night shoot-out that led to the recovery of items that were stolen at around 3.10am.
He called on police officers to intensify night patrols in the area and appealed the public to cooperate with security officers and help them identify any suspicious individuals.