Kisii, Kenya – Kisii County Assembly members are poised to propose a motion addressing the surge of insecurity following recent attacks on their colleagues.
According to Kenya News Agency, the move comes in the wake of an alarming incident at the home of Bobaracho MCA Ibrahim Ongubo, where armed robbers were thwarted by vigilant residents. The attack has sparked widespread concern among the community.
The Leader of Minority, Dennis Ombachi, speaking from the County Assembly grounds, expressed worry over the rising attacks, which have instilled fear in the MCAs and disrupted their legislative duties. He announced plans to challenge the issue in the assembly and to appeal directly to President William Ruto for enhanced security measures for the members.
Nominated MCA Lilian Gor described the recent incidents as “barbaric” and pointed out that the violence has affected not only politicians but also local boda boda riders and vegetable vendors. She called on the regional security committee to take decisive action against the culprits to deter future offences.
Kisii Central MCA Wilfred Monyenye highlighted that the threat extends beyond urban settings into rural areas, pressing both county and national government bodies to prioritize a response.
Tabaka Ward representative Jim Kenyanya criticized law enforcement’s response to the situation, suggesting a degree of negligence has allowed criminal activity to become normalized.
Echoing the concerns, County Assembly Speaker Philip Nyanumba supported the urgency of the issue, encouraging swift action in drafting and presenting the motion for debate, highlighting the need for those responsible for public safety to “pull up their socks” in addressing these critical security concerns.