Salgaa business community cry foul over rising insecurity

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Members of the business community in Salgaa trading centre in Rongai, Nakuru County, have express their concern over the rising cases of robbery and general insecurity in the area.

Speaking at Salgaa on Saturday, August 27 after one shop owner was shot dead by suspected robbers, they are now calling upon the County and National Governments to roll out measures that will boost the security and further attract investors in the area, including mounting floodlights as well as streetlights.

Led by their Chairperson, Livingstone Sawe, the businesspersons now say they are living in fear as they have become targets for criminal attacks.

“We have seen a number of incidents following the same pattern and we are concerned that it is not portraying good prospects to the businesses here,” said Mr. Sawe.

In the latest incident, two men posing as customers entered a wines and spirits depot and upon reaching the attendant, they brandished a gun, ordering him to submit and hand over the cash collected for the day.

Rongai OCPD, Japheth Kioko, said that within the façade, a genuine customer arrived and started calling for help and that is when they shot the shop attendant dead, having parted with Ksh 20,000.

The OCPD said that investigations into the matter have been launched to bring to books the perpetrators and promising to tighten security in the area.

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