Governor Ndiritu Muriithi has warned bandits terrorising residents of Olmoran, Sossian and Githiga ward in Laikipia West that their days are numbered.
Speaking during a leasing programme event in Nanyuki town on Friday, Muriithi noted that the government is concerned over the rising cases of insecurity in the area.
“We are intensifying security operations in Olmoran, part of this road construction equipment will go there to open up every possible road to be able us pursue bandits,” the county boss said, adding that from next week, he would be operating from Olmoran
The County boss further warned that he is taking drastic measures and once caught, the bandits would face the full wrath of the law.
“If you have a gun and you are not a police officer, we will shoot you dead and then case later,” Muriithi warned.
Early this week, Muriithi urged the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination to hasten the consideration of the long-term security programmes within the Amaya Triangle Initiative (ATI) region.
The Amaya Triangle Initiative brings in four counties of Isiolo, Baringo, Samburu and Laikipia in bid to address common insecurity challenges.
“We expect that the police service will boost their operations in Kamwenje and other areas. We must also be quite clear to citizens that we must all obey the rule of law,” the county boss said.
Governor Muriithi had noted that long term efforts on education and diversified economic livelihood must be embraced in a bid to address perennial conflicts in the region.
“We are actively discussing with the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination and we have proposals we want them to hasten jointly with the National Treasury for operationalization of these programmes within the Amaya Triangle Initiative. We must ensure long-term sustainable peace and development for this region,” Muriithi said.