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Residents urged to take leading role in tackling insecurity

Oliver Peter
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LCPI Director Millicent Otieno at a past function. She has urged Kisumu residents to take a leading role in security issues. [Photo: LCPI/]

Residents of Kisumu have been advised to take charge of their security by working hand in hand with those charged with maintaining security in the county.Speaking in Kisumu on Friday, Millicent Otieno who is the Local Capacities for Peace International (LCPI) director said citizens have a big role to play in matters security.“It is true that police have a responsibility to ensure your security. But in a society, a thief can be your child. Someone who causes insecurity can be your husband. We should find a way of working with security agents so that proper action is taken to tackle insecurity,” she said.Otieno also called on Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to inject new energy into the Ministry so that Kenyans can feel the impact of the changes made at the top leadership of the security department.“Those appointed to spearhead security of Kenyans have a responsibility to prove that they are capable of improving our security. Without that, then we will say the changes made have no impact,” she added.President Uhuru Kenyatta recently appointed Matiang’i as Interior CS, officially replacing the late Joseph Nkaissery. Matiang’i is however also the acting Cabinet Secretary for education.The president also removed Ndegwa Muhoro, Samuel Arachi and Joel Kitili from the positions of Director of CID, Deputy Inspector-General of Administration Police and Deputy Inspector-General of Kenya police respectively.The three have since been replaced by George Kinoti, Noor Gabow and Edward Njoroge Mbugua in acting capacities.

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