Residents of Mwamba Isyuko decry increasing insecurity


Mwamba Isyuko, a community nestled in the heart of Ikutha, Kitui South, is grappling with a surge in criminal activities, primarily centered around the theft of livestock and water pumping machines. Distressed residents are urging security personnel to intervene and enhance security measures in the area.

Numerous cases of livestock theft during the night have left the community on edge. In particular, the theft of livestock and water pumping machines has become a recurrent issue, causing significant distress among the residents who heavily rely on agriculture, especially vegetable cultivation.

One resident, who preferred to remain anonymous, shared the plight of the community, stating, “My neighbor’s livestock has been stolen twice, and the culprits are not from far away; they are just residents in this area. We grow vegetables, and there is theft of the water pumping machines as well. When we report these incidents, there are no actions being taken.”

The escalating theft has not only caused financial strain but has also disrupted the daily lives and livelihoods of the residents. The lack of swift and effective action has fueled frustration among the community members, prompting them to seek the assistance of security personnel.

Authorities are being urged to prioritize the security concerns of Mwamba Isyuko residents, with calls for increased patrols and surveillance in the area. The residents are also advocating for community engagement programs to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a secure and harmonious living environment.

In response to the residents’ pleas, the local police department has assured the community of their commitment to addressing the security challenges. Increased police presence and collaborative efforts with the community are being planned to curb the rising criminal activities in Mwamba Isyuko.

As the residents await the implementation of these measures, the community remains vigilant and hopeful that their call for increased security will not go unanswered, allowing them to resume their daily activities without the constant fear of theft and insecurity.

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