Residents of Rioma in Marani Sub County, Kisii County have expressed their fears over frequent increased cases of insecurity.
In the past one Month alone, there have been over five cases of defilement and a Murder case, with some suspects walking free.
On Wednesday, residents under instructions from Police exhumed a body of a woman who was brutally beaten, Killed and later buried in a Pit latrine by her husband.
According to Relatives, the husband a close ally to the local administration is a renowned criminal who always gets his way out of custody just a day after arrest. Nobody knows how his release is arrived at.
“We are his relatives but we live in fear. He murdered his nephew. He murdered our father. He is a close friend of the Rioma Police officers. There is nothing you can do to him. He will be arrested today for cover up and the following day he is out. The way he is released we don’t Know,” His relative who requested anonymity sadly told the media.
On Thursday while addressing residents at Gusii stadium during Jamhuri celebration, The Kisii Governor James Ongwae who hails from the area expressed his worry over the increased cases of murder.
“There are too many cases of people killing each other. Just the other Day there is a case of a young lady who may have been murdered and dumped in a pit latrine in Kitutu Chache North. We don’t want to see such things and am hoping the Police will handle the case with the seriousness it deserves,” Said Ongwae.
The area MCA Paul Angwenyi has asked the Interior Cabinet Secretary Doctor Fred Matiang’i to Transfer all Police officers from Rioma station as a way of cubing the menace.