Machakos Should Not Be Used As A Hideout For Criminals-CS Kindiki

Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki has warned criminals against using Tala town in Matungulu Sub County as their hideout.

Kindiki said the majority of criminals who have been flashed out of Nairobi hid in Tala due to its proximity to the city.

Speaking in Tala after a security and intelligence committee meeting, Kindiki revealed that there were criminals terrorizing Nairobi residents especially in Eastlands and fleeing to close by towns.

The CS added that the government would flash out all criminals especially those selling and consuming prohibited substances and urged security teams from Machakos and Nairobi to work together and ensure the suspects have nowhere to hide.

‘We are working on flashing out all drug peddlers and criminals selling or consuming shisha and any other prohibited substance,’ warned Kindiki.

He directed the security teams in Machakos led by the County Commissioner Josephine Ouko to ensure Tala, due to its proximity to Nairobi, is not used to harm children through expos
ure to alcohol, narcotic drugs, child pornography and child trafficking.

Additionally, Kindiki said the ongoing operation on illicit liquor was bearing fruit and over 9000 facilities operating without any formal license have been shut down across the country and would not be allowed to resume their businesses in the country.

He said since the operation started on March 7, illegal operating distilleries in the country have been shut down and their capacity to produce disabled.

The CS also added that no bar license would be valid if it doesn’t meet the laid down requirements on distance and disclosed that so far down 4800 premises have had their licenses revoked due to proximity to learning institutions.

‘We are not going to remove our feet from the pedal. We will have to cleanse our country from the curse of addiction and drugs since no society aspires to be successful if a good proportion of its able bodied population has been degraded by alcohol and drugs,’ pointed out Kindiki.

Source: Kenya News Agenc