Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has asked the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to intervene and probe the murder of 2 people at the border of Nandi and Kakamega counties which occurred on Friday following the eruption of clashes between the communities at the border.
Governor Sang condemned the brutal murder of the 2 people, alleged to have been carried out by a suspected police officer. Speaking after visiting one of the injured victims who is recuperating at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital, Sang cited that the police used excessive force and called for a probe.
“We are giving the national government and their apparatus on the ground 3 day ultimatum to sort out this and ensure the police suspect is disarmed, held to account and that security at the border is enhanced.”
He blamed the police for protecting the suspected rogue officer instead of taking action urging the county commissioner for Nandi Mr Olaka Kutswa and his Kakamega counterpart to instill sanity at the region.
The Governor affirmed that if in any case action is not taken, then they will be forced as political leaders to intervene. He asked the Ministry of Lands to provide an accurate map and sort out the land disputes around this borders so as to arrive at a lasting solution.