Archbishop Sapit lauds gov’t for Kerio Valley security operation


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Deputy President William Ruto launches special police operation to flush out bandits from the volatile Kerio Valley. Photo/Courtesy

The ongoing security operation in Kerio Valley has received backing from Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit.

The archbishop, however, urged the government to conduct the operation with caution, noting that residents of the area have already suffered from banditry for a long time.

Speaking at a thanksgiving ceremony in Aldai Girls High School in Nandi County, Ole Sapit supported government’s move to mob up illegal weapons in the hands of bandits.

He asked security forces tasked with the operation to diligently isolate the criminals as opposed to indiscriminately punishing innocent Kenyans.

He further asked the government to take care of persons displaced by the operation, saying it is shameful to find IDPs suffering due to recklessness of the leaders.

Ole Sapit praised the government for stepping up to its role of protecting citizens and property and urged residents of the volatile region to embrace harmonious living and respect to private property.

The Archbishop warned politicians against engaging in hate speech and utterances that can raise animosity.

“Those seeking political posts should send message of hope and not inciting one another,” said ole Sapit.

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