Police issue stern warning over criminal gangs in Murang’a
The National Police Service has issued a stern warning over claims that there are efforts to revive criminal gangs in Murang’a County.
According to them, certain individuals seek to further their selfish personal interests.
“We … wish to warn that we shall not condone any form of gangsterism and anyone attempting to revive such proscribed criminal groups will face the full force of the law,” police said.
They further indicated that investigations are underway and those found engaging in criminal activities will be prosecuted.
The statement comes days after reports emerged that members of illegal gangs are allegedly forcing newly-circumcised boys to take oaths.
“We therefore call on anyone who may have fallen victim to these extortionist rings to report to the nearest Police Officer or Police Station for action,” the statement added.
Last week, Kandara MP Alice Wahome broke down while addressing a press conference on the killing of a 15-year-old boy in Murang’a County.
A postmortem examination revealed that Juliano Kanyonyo died after being hit several times on the head with a blunt object.
According to the Kandara MP, illegal gangs such as Mungiki, 42 brothers, Usiku Sacco and Gaza are recruiting newly circumcised men and ‘punishing’ those who refuse to join them.
The boy who died had just sat for his KCPE exams and scored 377 marks.
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