The Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Kakamega County security team led by the County commissioner Pauline Dola and the County commander Benard Muli to appear before it and present their findings concerning the security lapse in Matungu Sub County and Kilingili area in Vihiga a few months ago.
This was after the County security bosses missed a meeting when the committee led by its chair who is also the Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Museve Kutima at the County headquarters.
The host, Prof. Kutima, lauded their efforts to ensure peace and tranquillity is achieved in Kakamega County. “We have witnessed very bizarre killings of innocent people in Matungu and Kilingili and we are very grateful for the concern of this committee and other stakeholders to determine the root cause of this worrying trend,” the Deputy Governor said.
He called on the County security team to work closely to prevent further occurrences of insecurity in the County. Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja lauded the leadership of the County led by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya for the close cooperation with the national government in matters of County and national security.
He called on communities and residents to co-exist peacefully regardless of of their economic inequality or political and ethnic affiliations. The team later visited Matungu Sub County where a spree of bizarre killings, which also involved children, took place a few months ago.
The team will also visit Kilingili area in Vihiga County where a gang of criminals killed security guards at night before proceeding to Nandi and Kisumu Counties. Other leaders who were present were Senators Fred Outa and Christopher Langat of Kisumu and Bomet County respectively, County Secretary and Head of Public Service Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo, Chief of Staff Mr. Robert Sumbi, Strategy advisor in the governor’s office Mr. Musa Chibole and senior county security officers among other leaders.