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Teachers, clergy, chiefs undergo security training

RIFT VALLEY
By Fred Kibor | May 20th 2015

The Government has embarked on a security sensitisation programme on early detection of crime in learning institutions, places of worship and other public places.

School principals, clergy, chiefs and their assistants have undergone the sensitisation training to enhance collaboration in security matters and prevent any crime in the region as well as acquire the technical know-how.

This comes after terror-scare leaflets targeting learning institutions were circulated with local Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) officials calling on the Government to dispatch security to man schools.

Keiyo Deputy Commissioner Moses Lilan said participants were taken though a raft of security mechanisms.

He added that this has brought on “synergy among all stakeholders to combat organised crime and other forms of insecurity including terrorism”.

TERROR THREATS

At the same time, a 15-year-old student has been arraigned in an Iten court for issuing terror threats, purportedly from the Al-Shabaab terror group, to primary school pupils and residents of Kapsowar.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate, Rose Ndombi , the accused, who was still in school uniform, appeared unshaken as he pleaded guilty to the charge.

However, the case could not proceed as the prosecution asked for more time to conduct a probe.

The judge gave the accused a free bond and ordered for a probation report awaiting mention of the case on May 25.

Meanwhile, saw millers have set up a special kitty to pave way for reforestation efforts.

The money will be collected from all saw milers operating in the county and one miller, Bernard Chepkulei, said they had already planted over 300 hectares of trees across the county.

“We want Kenya Forest Service to demarcate areas considered water catchments.

“This is so that we plant indigenous trees there to protect our water resources,” he said.

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