Kitui businesses incur losses as theft escalates


Since the imposition of the curfew by the Government in order to control the spread of COVID-19, businesses in Kitui have been complaining about the escalation of theft within the town.

Last week, thieves invaded different businesses at Mosquito, Kunda kindu, and Kulundu areas within Kitui town and stole different commodities resulting in the owners incurring a great loss.

Moses Banda the interim Jubilee chair Kitui central and Post Pank Director speaking to Mauvoo News said that he has received quite a number of complaints from businessmen in Kitui elaborating how their business have gown down due to increased theft incidents within the town.

He condemned the Incidents asking security officers in Kitui to ensure those who are practicing such face the full force of the law. Banda said those incidents are questionable, calling for proper investigations and appropriate action.

The director while addressing the issue mentioned that the curfew was introduced to ensure people stay at home during this time the country grapples to fight the Coronavirus pandemic and everybody should adhere to the given directives.

“Our security team in Kitui we want to know why there is increased theft in our town during the curfew time when everybody should be at home. Ensure those who are practicing such face the full force of the law,” he said.

Banda observed that some citizens are not keeping social distance, wearing face masks in rural areas as directed by the Government through the Ministry of Health.

Mwingi residents are also living in fear as robbers take advantage of the Government curfew to rob them. Cases of robbery in Mwingi have been on the rise since the president-imposed dusk to dawn curfew.

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