As Christmas and New Year celebrations gathers pace, Tharaka south OCPD Mr. Kiprop Ruto has assured residents of adequate security by his officers in all the parts of Tharaka
Addressing press at his office in Marimanti, Ruto said they are keen on criminals marauding the region and especially those circulating fake money and that they shall be apprehended and face the necessary charges.
“Tharaka has been opened up by the new road networks established in the region. This has therefore made Tharaka prune to fake money circulation which residents should be vigilant to counter. I therefore warn who may be having such intentions that we will apprehend and arraign them,’’ Ruto said.
Further, the OCPD said as security team they are determined to ensure every school going child will return to class come January when schools are set to re-open. He warned parents who might not take back their children to school that they will face the full force of the law.
“I am much concerned about the issue of our children resuming studies in January next year. I urge parents to ensure that no child will be left at home tending other chores and therefore I will conduct crack down to ensure that every parent takes full responsibility of educating their children,’’ he said.
Schools have remained shut for most classes since March of this year following outbreak of Covid-19 in the country thus putting the lives of learners at risk and now the ministry of education has announced to re-open the schools as from January of next year.
Following existing night curfew imposed by the president Uhuru Kenyatta, the police chief warned locals who might be planning to hold night Keshas and traditional ceremonies that they must be conducted in total adherence to the laid down covid-19 containment measures.
“My team will be moving around to make sure the existing night curfew and other covid-19 containment measures are effected and anyone caught violating the guidelines will be arrested and charged in court,’’ he added.
Finally Ruto asked residents to be extra careful during the celebrations of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations that responsibilities of the next year are intact and therefore there is need to celebrate responsibly.