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MP grilled over insecurity in Kapedo, Tiaty

By Yvonne Chepkwony | January 31st 2021
Tiaty MP William Kamket [Yvonne Chepkwony]

Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket (pictured) was yesterday grilled by detectives over insecurity in Kapedo, Baringo County.

Kamket appeared before the detectives at the Regional Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCIO) Officers in Nakuru to explain what he knows about the happenings in Kapedo.

“He appeared and was there for five hours,” said Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya. His lawyer Gordon Ogola who accompanied him, said the MP will report back to the Regional DCIO offices on February 11, this year.

Early last week, Natembeya accused politicians of sponsoring the violence in the area.

Due to insecurity, a number of people including senior security personnel have lost their lives.

Last week, the government imposed a 30-day curfew in parts of Baringo and Turkana counties.

Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Fred Matiang’i in a January 25 Gazette Notice said the curfew was imposed in a bid to restore calm and order in the troubled area.

The curfew is from half-past six  in the evening till half-past six  in the morning. No public gatherings, processions, or movement are allowed during the curfew hours. Those who plan to carry out any activities during that period require a permit.

Elsewhere officers from Directorate and Criminal Investigations are investigating a case where 16 people claiming to be from Tiaty were nabbed in a lorry carrying livestock. They were going to an unknown destination.

Joseph Mumira, the Baringo criminal and investigations boss, said they are investigating the matter to unearth their true mission. The officer said they are interrogating the suspects at Mogotio sub-county office to understand where they were taking the goats to given that they had no license to ferry the said animals.

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