Senate Security Committee looking for extensive report on Mt Elgon insecurity

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The Senate Security Committee toured Bungoma County as focus shifts to insecurity in Mt. Elgon
The Senate Security Committee toured Bungoma County as focus shifts to insecurity in Mt. Elgon

After a series of events related to insecurity in Mt Elgon constituency that eventually led to the loss of lives, the Senate committee on security toured the region to try and ascertain the mystery surrounding the issue.

Led by the Committee vice chair Johnson Sakaja, Isiolo senator Fatma Dullo and the host Senator Moses Wetangula the trio flew to Kopsiro to meet with the locals so as to establish the root cause of the insecurity and possible solutions to the issue.

Addressing the press during a stopover at the Bungoma County Governor’s office, Nairobi Senator Sakaja said they are looking forward to having a detailed report on the issue saying they will dig deep to ensure no one involved is left out.

He acknowledged the earlier report compiled by the security committee in the Bungoma County assembly saying it will provide a platform for them also to ensure they tackle the issues mentioned while compiling their own report also.

He said the issues may be diverse and they will ensure as a committee they are up to the task to provide possible solutions to them saying some may be involving their fellow politicians saying they will not fear to address them.

Isiolo Senator Dullo said Kenyans are entitled to security and therefore they should be assured of it wherever they live and incidents of insecurity should be dealt with.

She said Mt. Elgon being the food basket of Bungoma and the entire country at large, should be secured so as to give the residents who are farmers ample time to focus on their trade.

She said as a committee they have toured other regions and are keen to ensure Mt. Elgon is also secure for the benefit of the residents.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula reiterated the same saying the security apparatus in the County should ensure they provide security to the residents and intensify the search for the mentioned masterminds of the insecurity in the region.

He said many have suffered leading to some fleeing the area for fear of their lives saying they are looking forward for sanity to be restored and residents to get back to their normal lives as before.