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Siaya County Police Commander Mr Francis Kooli (in blue shirt) addressing fishermen at Usenge beach on Saturday. [Isaiah Gwengi].

The accusations follow a spate of murders and kidnappings witnessed in the area in the past few months.

Residents of Bondo have accused security officers of laxity in the war against crime.

The accusations follow a spate of murders and kidnappings witnessed in the area in the past few months.

Speaking yesterday, area MP Gideon Ochanda called for an overhaul in the sub-county’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Mr Ochanda said crime had reached alarming levels, with more than three cases of unsolved murders, including the killing of a seven-year-old boy, reported in the past three months.

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In the latest incident that happened two weeks ago in Usenge, the body of a woman was found dumped in a pit latrine, 300m from Usenge Police Station.

According to residents, Janet Ogutu was found killed after she went missing from her house the previous night.

Ogutu’s half-naked body was found dumped 100m from her house.

Two months ago, Merceline Awino, 35, was killed in her house in Usigu trading centre in a similar manner. She owned a hotel and shop at the trading centre.

“We are appealing to police, especially the DCI to speed up investigations on a number of incidents that have happened in the area and bring the suspects to book,” said Rodgers Otieno, a human rights defender.

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County Police Commander Francis Kooli said they are addressing the issue to ensure security prevails.

Siaya County Insecurity Gideon Ochanda

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