Parents urged to protect youths from joining terror groups

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County commissioner Wilson Wanyanga with Muslims leaders during handing over of food donation from the national government in Kapenguria

West Pokot County commissioner Wilson Wanyanga has cautioned parents to be vigilant of their children as the country continues to face terror attacks and other criminal activities.

Wanyanga has warned that youths have continued to be oriented with terror groups without the knowledge of parents.

Speaking after giving out food to Muslims ahead of their Eid celebrations on Thursday, Wanyanga said the County security team is vigilant to ensure youths are not radicalized.

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County commissioner Wilson Wanyanga with Muslims leaders during handing over of food donation from the national government in Kapenguria

“Parents should ensure that their children don’t join the terror groups by monitoring their movements,” he said.

He said that parents are obliged to teach their children good morals and values to ensure that they don’t join bad groups.

“Many children get lost without the knowledge of their parents. Parents should be proactive to know what they sons and daughters are doing,” said Mr. Wanyanga.

The county commissioner pointed out that it is wrong for educated youths to get engaged in criminal activities.

“Youths should participate in development projects in the community and ensure they prosper ,” he said.

County commissioner Wilson Wanyanga with Muslims leaders during handing over of food  donation from the national government in Kapenguria
County commissioner Wilson Wanyanga with Muslims leaders during handing over of food donation from the national government in Kapenguria

Wanyanga called on different denominations to offer good teachings which enable youths to be good citizens.

“The teachings should help youths shun from engaging themselves in criminal activities,” he said.

However the County Security chief said security has been heightened ahead of the Muslims celebrations.

“We want to assure our Muslim brothers and other community members that security will be tight during the celebrations,” said Wanyanga.