Peace panel to tackle strife in Kisumu, Nandi – The Star
Security stakeholders from Nandi and Kisumu counties have formed a joint peace monitoring committee to find a permanent solution to border conflict.
Members of the committee include security agencies, youth, religious leaders, women and elders.
The committee was launched in Nakuru town yesterday after a two-day workshop sponsored by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
The workshop was a follow-up to the peace accord signed during a meeting in Muhoroni, Kisumu county, between January 13 and 15.
The meeting took stock of the progress in restoring peace.
NCIC chairman Francis ole Kaparo presided over the launch.
Twenty-two of the 29 attackers in recent cases have been arrested, he said.
“I laud security agencies in the counties for the progress they have made in containing cattle rustling,” Kaparo said.
“I challenge security agents to arrest anyone involved in cattle rustling.”
He said NCIC will assist in ensuring there is permanent peace.
County commissioners from both counties, Kang’ethe Thuku (Nandi) and John Elungata (Kisumu) said police patrols have been intensified.
Some 52 officers patrol the border 24 hours a day, they said.
A short code called Mulika Uhalifu 068 has been established to help residents report crime faster.
Nakuru Pioneers an ICT based Crime Prevention Initiative – Kisumu Media Hub
An initiative to create a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing and sharing of crime data, which originated from Nakuru, has now gone national.
The community based crime monitoring and reporting system was first launched by security agencies in Nakuru to increase security responses. It has now going countrywide in a move aimed at curbing increased unreported crime.
The initiative, dubbed “Mulika Uhalifu”(Kiswahili for shine the light on crime), will enable members of the public to report crime through text messages.
The product developer and founder of Mulika initiative, Grace Wanjohi said the system aims at creating of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled sophisticated tracking system to help security agencies collaborate with the public in addressing the national security.