LSK wants police to crackdown on Busia gangs

Nairobi, Kenya: The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) wants the Government to crackdown criminal gangs unleashing terror in parts of the country.

LSK Chairman Mr Eric Mutua said reported cases of gangs attacking innocent civilians in Bungoma and Busia were serious crimes against humanity.

He called on the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to probe the attacks in line with the Constitution and Acts of Parliament to containing predetermined attacks by killer gangs.

“Article 26 of the Constitution provides that every person has a right to life that should not be deprived intentionally,” Mutua said.

The LSK Chairman called on speedy prosecution of several people Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo said were arrested in connection with the killings.

He said precedents should be set on dealing with criminal gangs that invade villages and hack innocent civilians with machetes and crude weapons.

“The law should take its course to restore confidence to the innocent civilians living at the mercy of terror gangs on the loose,” he said.

The LSK Chairman called on the police to further probe allegations that some politicians were allegedly behind the gruesome attacks.

“What is puzzling about the recent attacks is that the gangsters strike with agenda only known to them - they just kill and maim villagers indiscriminately,” he added.

On Thursday last week, Kimaiyo dispatched a security team to investigate the attacks.