Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has urged security agents to swing into action and distabilise criminal gangs in the county.
Nassir said that Mombasa County has been experience the reemergence of criminal gangs causing locals sleepless nights.
According to the legislature, despite efforts to initiate various programs geared towards uplifting the youths economically, some of the youths have resorted into criminal activities ignoring such noble development programs.
Insecurity scare investors
He urged security agents to deal with the insecurity problem in the county.
Nassir reiterated the problem has instilled fear not only to locals but also to investors aiming at launching various development programs in the county.
“We are not telling you to recklessly shoot the youths but pursue all those notorious criminals, if you do not know them we leaders will assist you in a bid to tame insecurity within our county,” noted the Legislature.
Mr. Nassir noted that Kisauni and Likoni were experiencing insurgence of criminal activities that involves the juvenile.
“Locals are being stabbed in broad daylight, none of the political leaders have been coming to police stations to bail out some of the notorious criminals as alleged, please deal with them,” he reiterated.
Youths have ignored economic programs
Nassir disclosed that some youths have ignored various programs among them the ‘Skills mtaani’ that has been running within Mvita constituency and which has economically uplifted many youths in the constituency.
He also noted despite efforts from Mombasa county government through the County Chief Ali Hassan Joho to economically uplift the youths, some of them have resorted into crime.
In his address to locals during Eid baraza in Mombasa on Wednesday, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i assured the leaders he will meet them soon over the issue and deliberate on stern actions to be taken to stabilise security in the county.
He assured locals in the county that security agents will move into action and calm the current situation in the county.