Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has assured Coast residents that the drug menace in the region will be contained.
Matiang’i said drug menace has yielded unproductive youth in the society and it is time for action.
Addressing journalists in Mombasa Sunday morning, Matiang’i warned the fight will be tough and security agents are well prepared.
“We clearly understand the operation will be nasty, risk and painful but we are more prepared for that,” he said.
The Interior CS noted drug peddling has ruined lives of many youth and security officers will holistically deal with peddlers.
Politicians, police involved
“This illegal trade has political and police hands, let them get prepared we are not here to condemn or give promises but give results,” noted Dr. Matiang’i.
He said some top police officers will be transferred to tame the illegal trade that has affected the region.
He further linked the insurgency of criminal gangs to politics warning no any politician or drug traffickers will be allowed to ‘kill’ the youth.
He noted all efforts will be employed to curtail the trade and secure the young generation.
“Imagine the efforts by President Uhuru Kenyatta to alleviate youth from economic hardships through various youth funds and projects being ruined by individuals? We will not entertain that,” he warned.
Matiang’i stern warning comes after fresh emergence of criminal gangs that have sent Kisauni residents into sleepless nights.
The gangs, last Monday injured 11 people in a three hour raid at Kadzandani, Bamburi, Mtopanga, utange and Kiembeni sending locals into panic.
Some of the armed criminal outfits operating in Mombasa and specifically in Kisauni are Wakali kwanza, Wakali wao, Wakali pilipili, lipa kwanza, wajukuu wa bibi among others that Matiang’i has vowed to destabilize.