A special security unit will be formed to investigate an incident where a pastor was kidnapped from Suneka in Bochari of Kisii, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’I Friday said.
In the incident ,Pastor Esther Bochaberi was abducted from her house in Bokeira on the night of March 11,2018 and has been missing since then.
Dr. Matiang’i assured area residents that the government was investigating the incident and other insecurity issues through the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
Speaking at Mwongori High School in Borabu Sub County of Nyamira County , Dr.Matiang’i warned lazy security officials who condoned criminality in their areas of jurisdiction that they risked being sacked adding that the rising insecurity in the two counties of Nyamira and Kisii will not be tolerated.
While sending a strong warning to suspected criminals, the Interior CS said, you can run but you cannot hide. We will smoke you out.
Friends and relatives to the missing pastor claimed she was involved in a land dispute with her neighbor who works at Kisii County goverment.
Mr Joseph Oyugi, husband to the missing pastor said they had searched for her for the past four weeks in vain.
At least three houses belonging to the suspected kidnappers were torched by Suneka residents during Easter weekend. Pastors in the region have castigated security officers for doing little to help find their missing colleague.
Five suspects among them a chief who has since been interdicted were arrested and charged at Kisii law courts in relation to the kidnapping.
On cattle rustling at the Nyamira-Bomet-Narok common border, Dr Matiang’i lauded security officers for the reduced cases of cattle theft.
On new government regulation for birth registration, Dr Matiangi said at least 8million learners had complied and urged parents to hurry up and register their children so that the 10 million target can be reached.
Source: Kenya News Agency