By BONIFACE GIKANDI
MURANG’A: Police have launched a major operation in Murang’a South in an effort to identify abandoned palatial homes that have been turned into hideouts by criminal gangs which abduct people.
Over 200 armed police officers from Murang’a County embarked on an operation to identify homes suspected to be used as illegal dens holding victims of abduction, as the criminals await ransom payment.
On Sunday, tension was high in the crime prone Ichagaki village near Maragua town after a contingent of police led by local security commanders Naomi Ichami (police), Josphat Kinyua (administration) and Esther Seroney (CID) raided the area.
The operation was undertaken three days after Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and CID Director Ndegwa Muhoro visited Maragua and Mukuyu markets where the locals complained about the rising incidents of abduction.