MP wants police officers transferred

Njoro MP, Joseph Kiuna has appealed to Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett to transfer all police officers stationed at Ndeffo police station in Njoro-Sub County for allegedly sleeping on the job.

Kiuna accused the officers of laxity and lacking interest of the locals at heart especially in times of need, adding that this was dangerous owing to the fact that this is a volatile area.

Speaking on Friday during a funeral mass for four of the Salgaa accident victims at Njoro grounds, the legislator warned leaders who were out to incite their communities in the area for their personal political gains that they were mistaken as the residents were now more enlightened than before and will not entertain any tribal leaders out to abuse them.

He urged those who allegedly stole cattle from Maasai herders early this week to surrender them back to the owners or else face arrest and prosecution, saying the criminals were well known and will be exposed by the residents.

One man died after he succumbed to arrow injuries inflicted on him by unknown assailants on Wednesday night and effort by locals to get help from the police at Ndeffo police station was reportedly fruitless as the officers allegedly claimed that they had no fuel to rush the injured man to hospital.

The incident triggered tension in the area and no arrests so far has been made in connection with the death as the MP calls for an overhaul of the station to pave way for officers who he said are ready to work with the locals to maintain peace and tranquility in the area ahead of 2017 general elections.

By Esther Mwangi