Government to crash any emerging vigilante group

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho briefing the  media moments after he addressed parents , teachers and students of St Philips Mixed  Secondary school , Baricho , Kirinyaga West Sub- County   yesterday 

The government has warned politicians recruiting militia groups of dire consequences ahead of the general elections.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho while sounding  the warning yesterday directed that  such criminal gangs should be  ruthlessly handled once detected.

While speaking at St Philips Day Mixed   Secondary school Baricho , Kirinyaga West Sub- County, Kirinyaga County  during a special parents day meeting said it was unfortunate that in every election cycle some  politicians were on the ready to hire these gangs to subdue their rivals .

“As the PS in-charge of Internal Security  I wish to direct County Commissioner Jim Njoka and his team  here to ensure any signs of the emergence  of these criminal gangs politicians hire were crushed at once ,”he warned.

A tough talking Kibicho  also urged the Youths in the area including Boda Boda Operators  to maintain  their dignity by refusing to be  misused  and exploited by certain politicians.

In the same vein , Kibicho told off  certain leaders who keep accusing him and his Cabinet Secretary  Dr Fred Matiangi  of engaging in active politics.

He said both him and Matiangi had their jobs clearly cut out and spelt in the constitution but nowhere has this Supreme Law  of the Land bars them from participatory politics for the sake of the masses .

“We  are also Kenyans and as  elitists , we are expected to provide guidance to those not in the know especially our parents  whom we must ensure voted in leaders who were genuine  and committed to the general welfare of the country ,”he explained .

On the ongoing unrest in schools , Kibicho cautioned students  engaging in burning of the facilities they risked carrying a criminal tag  throughout their lives once caught .

He said those who will be caught burring school dormitories and classes or any other facilities will from now hence forth be treated as common criminals.

Warned the Supper Principal Secretary “ Once a student  is  caught , arrested and processed by the DCI, his fingerprints will be lifted and the record kept forever such that he will neither be able to get transferred to another school nor join any institution of higher learning ,”

He asked students who do not wish to continue in education to quit and join the turbulent world at their own peril and  leave those committed to the  course to continue pursuing their studies  peacefully.

It has also emerged some  40 rolls of bhangi (cannabis sativa) have been impounded  in one of the schools in the country  while only three have been affected in the area by the ongoing wave of unrest in the  country.

To that end ,Kibicho has reminded parents that schools were not Embassies where  diplomats enjoyed  impunity.

He has therefore instructed government agents to be making impromptu visits and checks within the schools as a measure to identify any unusual behavior at the earliest.

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