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NIS Links Governor To Banditry



Samburu Governor Jonathan Lelelit.

Samburu Governor Jonathan Lelelit is on the receiving end following intelligence reports from agencies linking him to banditry that has consumed the North Rift region prompting a multi-agency security operation to stop the menace.

Too secure officials have linked the governor to mobilization and training of the militia that is reigning havoc amongst the locals.

The governor has come out fuming and accusing the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of writing inaccurate security briefs to taint his image and misinforming Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki and Inspector General of Police (IG) Japheth Koome.

The governor is being accused being accused of organising and training militia groups in Samburu. intelligence reports.


In his briefs to the IG, Samburu County Police Commander David Wambua has accused the governor of buying and supplying ammunition to militia groups in the region.

In the fight against banditry, following increasing cases and a growing number of casualties, CS Kindiki has warned that the government will not spare any politician aiding and abetting banditry in the North Rift.

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