A week after the new year began, the Mwala sub-county security department released a report on the security challenges and achievements they had throughout 2022.
Defilement cases in Mwala Subcounty have decreased by 60 percent in 2022 compared to 2021. In the report released by Mwala sub-county police commander Ronald Kirui, the decrease in the cases was attributed to the good engagement between residents and police as well as community policing.
The sub-county police commander further noted that assaults, general stealing, and creating disturbances have been on the high revealing that the majority of them involved family members.
“Defilement cases dropped significantly in fact by 60 percent from the previous year. However, there was a slight increase in assaults, creating disturbances, and general stealing. Most of these crimes were perpetrated by close family members and friends,” part of the report read.
Kirui called on locals to ensure that they engage the authorities and even clergy to solve their cases rather than taking law into their own hands.
The sub-county police commander revealed that drugs and substance abuse has been a menace in the sub-county as some of the members have been caught planting bhang in their farms, along river banks calling on the public to engage the police more.
“Drug abuse/ Bhang remains a challenge. Some members of our community have been caught planting ‘cannabis sativa’ in their own farms and along our rivers banks. Others are planting in flower pots within their compounds. Let’s all arise and fight this menace the same way we dealt with illicit brews and gambling machines. Just volunteer information to us. Let’s hold onto Community Policing as a crime prevention strategy. Remember ‘Security Starts With You and Me,” the report further read.