MP wants police posts set up on Kenyan borders


Members of Pokot and Turkana communities bring their guns for registration. Photo/FILE
Members of Pokot and Turkana communities bring their guns for registration. Photo/FILE

Turkana North Member of Parliament, Christopher Nakuleu, has called on the government to set up General Service Unit (GSU) and Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) bases in the areas bordering South Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda.

The Legislator descried the rising insecurity in the region saying increased attacks have forced the residents to make arrangements to secure themselves and the region.

Some of the areas that have witnessed attacks in the recent past include Todonyang where suspected attackers from the Merile community in Ethiopia attacked and killed Turkana herders.

Nawontos area of Turkana West, which borders Uganda, and Nanam which borders South Sudan, are also prone to attacks, according to the MP.

Nakuleu further added that the Elemi triangle, currently occupied by Kenyans, is a contested area between Kenya and South Sudan leading to frequent attacks by armed assailants.

The MP now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure a Bill is passed in Parliament for the inclusion of the National Police Reservists (NPR) into the government payroll with a large portion of the slots being given to the Turkana community.

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