A total of thirteen youths from Chemase region in Tindiret Nandi County are in Kapsabet police custody over alleged attacks on Karebe gold mine premises destroying property worth millions.
The alleged suspected youths are said to have invaded the premise during the night and set ablaze two vehicles and a house belonging to the owner of the said company who is a foreign investor before looting.
Tindiret Sub-County Commissioner Esther Oyugi confirmed the ugly incident saying the raiders overpowered the police who were manning the residential after scaling down the perimeter wall setting ablaze two vehicles and two generators before breaking all the windows and the windscreens of the third vehicle.
“Main suspects have been brought to book and are in police custody assisting the police officers with investigations and as soon as investigations are over, they will be arraigned in court as they have a case to answer,” Oyugi affirmed.
She urged the youths to be extra vigilant and avoid being used politically to go against the law especially this time when the country is preparing for the general elections.
The Deputy County Commissioner insisted that destroying somebody’s property in such a manner by taking the law in their hands is a serious offence and the culprits will serve as an example to the rest adding that there is nobody above the law.
Karebe gold mine in Chemase/Chemelil ward has been having issues with the county government of Nandi on revenue where it reached a time the company was totally closed down and the wreckage caused is suspected to have been fueled by politics.