Security operation in Kisauni has taken a new direction with Mombasa County Commissioner ordering hardware and shop owners to report any pangas, knives bulky purchase at their businesses.
Gilbert Kitiyo said such purchase should be questioned since Kisauni has less farming activities and mostly pangas and knives are used in criminal activities.
He wondered why business owners were making a lucrative from such dangerous sales in most cases within their knowledge.
He warned that those who fail to report such deals will be ordered to immediately stop stocking such goods in their hardwares and shops.
“As Kisauni business community, you need to closely work with security agents so that you also get conducive environment to carry on with your activities,” he said.
Kitiyo noted the County top security officers were in a series of dialogues with local leaders to contain the unending insecurity situation in Kisauni.
“Unemployment should never be a contributing factor, some of these young boys aged 13 years should be in school and under their parent’s care, they even don’t have identity cards how will they be employment,” he reiterated.
He urged security officers to closely monitor the criminal gangs in the area and ensure they are properly tackled.
Kitiyo also urged community leaders to closely work with the business community in ensuring purchase of pangas, knives among other farm tools in the area is closely monitored.
The Administration officer also divulged that some who completed their sentences are terrorising locals.
He reiterated that none of the gangs will be left to maim at innocent locals in the County and mostly in Kisauni.
Kitiyo’s remarks come amid efforts to restore the dignity of Kisauni.
The initiative is being undertaken by a peace lobby Kenya Community Support Centre.
KECOSCE Executive director Phyllis Muema says ‘Let’s change the dignity of Kisauni’ initiative encourages the community and especially the youth to take lead role in embracing peace and coexistence in Kisauni.