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Deploy More Police Officers To Help Us Effectively Fight Crime, Chief Appeals.

Nyoike with the AP in charge of Witeithie Location in a file picture.
Assistant chief Witeithie Location James Nyoike is appealing for more police officers to help them fight the cases of insecurity in the area.  

Speaking to Thika Town Today in his office Monday, Nyoike said that the area lacks enough officers to fight crime which is posing some challenges in curbing insecurity.

“We have very few police officers in our police post and most of the time I am forced to “borrow” more officers from Juja Police Post who at times are not readily available due to other assignments in their mother stations. I am therefore requesting the government to add more officers at our post,” he said.

Nyoike also requested for a patrol vehicle that will help them respond faster to emergency cases in good time. He added that cases of insecurity had greatly reduced for the past one year, lauding the cooperation from the people who have taken up the nyumba kumi initiative.

“Not only the patrols that have helped curb this menace but also the nyumba kumi initiative has greatly helped to fight insecurity in our area, “Nyoike said.

He however lamented on an increase in assault incidents but promised to see to it that they were put under control.

Meanwhile, seven people in Mugutha area, Juja Sub-County suspected to be brewing and selling illicit brews in the area have been apprehended and will be arraigned in court this week.

Police officers working under the instructions of Juja Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Muthama Wambua raided a homestead that served as a fully-fledged manufacturing plant and nabbed the illicit liquor and equipment used to make the brews in the early morning raid.

Miriam Wanja was arrested together with her six employees.

Daniel Kanja, an employee in the plant, pleaded for leniency saying that he only worked as it was his only means of earning a living.

“We are paid Shs.250 for every 500 litres of the illicit brew that we produce and we can make up to over a 1000 litres in a day. It is the only means of earning a living we have,” he pleaded.

He added that he was employed by Wanja following a referral from a friend with his experience as having worked at another liquor manufacturing plant before.

The DCC said that the seven will be arraigned in court immediately to face charges of brewing and selling illegal drinks vowing to crack the whip on others that are conducting such businesses.

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