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CS Monica Juma tours Kitui, offers lasting solution to banditry; Military Camp

Cabinet Secretary in the ministry of Defense Dr. Monica Juma has promised to establish a military training school at Ukasi area in Mwingi East Sub county along the border between Kitui and Tana River counties as way of giving a lasting solution to the perennial cases of insecurity in the area.

CS Monica Juma at Ukasi police station Yesterday

Speaking at Ukasi yesterday after surveying the affected areas, CS Juma said that it is the responsibility of the national government under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure that Kenyans coexist in harmony and that no innocent lives are lost recklessly. 

"It is the mandate of the national government to ensure that there is peace and tranquility in all parts of the country.This is why we are determined to solve the problems which have been along the border between Kitui and Tana Rievr counties," said CS Monica Juma.

She said that officers from the ministry of defense would be visiting the area in two weeks’ time in order to establish the best location to set up the school which requires a big piece of land. 

"Our nearest place where we have our defense camp is Thika, hence establishing a base here would be of great help for this area and the nation at large," she added. 

CS Monica Juma and Kitui governor Charity Ngilu

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu on her side offered the ministry of defense 10,000 acres piece of land along the border, saying that establishing a army barracks along the border is the only way to end the lashes which have been witnessed along the border for over 30 years now.

Madam Ngilu said that the armed camel herder who have pitched camp along the border between Kitui and Tana River ought to be pushed back in order to restore piece and ensure that no more Kitui residents continue dying from the conflict. 

"The last thing we want to see is toxic neighbors, we want them pushed back to their motherland and this is why I'm ready to offer 10,000 acres of land for you to establish a military training school," governor Ngilu told the CS.

Ngomeni MCA Eliud Muteti said that the main challenge facing resident of his area was camels which are grazed recklessly into people’s farms and killings of those who resident.

"Shida yetu kubwa ni ngamia, tunataka hawa watu wote pamoja na ngamia zao wafukuzwe kutoka kwenye mashamba yetu ili amani iweze kupatikana," said Mr. Nding'uri.

Mary Mwendwa, a resident of Kasiluni said that many women have been left widows after their husbands were killed and even young girls are raped by the bandits. 

"Kuna wamama zaidi ya kumi ambao mabwana zao waliuliwa na wasomali, sasa mimi nataka kuuliza, nitawafanyia nini namimi si RedCross?" lamented Mary. 

Story By: Boniface Mwaniki

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