Uasin Gishu Governor on the Spot as County is Held Hostage by Rogue enforcement officers


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By Hubzmedia Reporter


Traders in  Uasin Gishu County  have   continued  to decry  continuous harassment  by  the  County enforcement officers  with many  now  blaming Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii over  his  deafening  silence  while    traders  continue to suffer in the  hands of  the lawless officers .


Fish mongers in Eldoret town on Monday  were forced to  run for their lives after the  said  enforcement officers hauled  tear gas  canisters  at the traders  who  had  their goods  confiscated by the askaris.


Carol, a  fish monger in Eldoret  town  lost   close  to 36 Kgs of  fish worth  Ksh 15,000  to the said officers  who are purported  to have  consumed  the fish.


“ Over  ten  us were arrested  selling fish ,we  tried  to follow them at the  County headquarters  only  to be  chased away with   tear gas  canisters,  since  when did county askaris begin to use  tear gas canisters against  non-demonstrating traders?” Paused the Trader who did not  want her  identity revealed for fear of  victimization.


Many of the  Fish Mongers claim to  have been advised by the arrogant askaris to carry out demonstrations in their  Home County of Kisumu as  regards  to their missing fish.


Two weeks  ago the said  officers  confiscated over 400 trolleys rendering  close  to 300 youth Jobless at the Eldoret main Stage.


A section of the Trolley pushers in Eldoret who have pleaded with Governor Jonathan Bii


Uasin Gishu County Assembly  Minority leader  Hon Francis Muya  has  criticized Governor Bii’s leadership  saying the  county  had  been held  hostage  by outlawed “Koita” gang masquerading  as  enforcement  officers  and  running  a separate  taxation system.


“We are saddened by the continuous  harassment of  traders in Eldoret  by outlawed gangs that end  up sexually  exploiting  our  traders in Eldoret, the governor has been silent. We are  shocked and suspect that the Current  County Commissioner  is not  equal to task as his office appears to be  an extension of the  Governor’s office. We  ask the President Dr William Ruto to Intervene ,” Said Hon Muya.


Uasin Gishu County police  Commander  Moses  Murithi has in past confirmed that a number of  enforcement officers are  being investigated and  will be  arraigned in court  following complaints by members of  the public.


Uasin Gishu Governor   Jonathan  Bii has however  assured  Kenyans  and  residents  that all traders in Eldoret were being treated  equally and  castigated those  blaming  his leadership over tribalism claims propagated  by the County enforcement officers against traders from certain communities.

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