Insecurity in Shikhambi

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Residents of Shikhambi in the outskirts of Kakamega town have called on the Kakamega OCS to beef up security in the area following a series of robberies.

Residents have lost thousands of house hold property among them television sets, mobile phones, gas cylinders and even domestic animals to a gang that terrorizes the area at the fall of darkness.

James Mushasha who fell prey to this gang says that the thieves have changed tactics and are now accessing houses without breaking them.

“They opened my door and stole as l slept.  I found the door open though l a m sure l locked it from inside before going to bed.,”lamented Mushasha.

The NYUMBA KUMI chair person Reuben Otiende confesses that the area is very dangerous and two days ago his assistant was attacked and almost killed by a gang in the area.

He has called upon the police to consider working hand in hand with the NYUMBA KUMI officers in an effort to combat the situation and further asked residents to be keepers of their neighbors.