“These criminal organizations are adapting by relocating their operations to areas where they perceive less resistance,”
Uasin Gishu County Commander Benjamin Mwanthi
Uasin Gishu County Police Commander, Benjamin Mwanthi, has announced a significant transformation in the local criminal landscape following the sustained efforts of law enforcement against illicit brewers and drug cartels in Eldoret.
“Our resolute commitment to dismantling these detrimental networks has yielded substantial outcomes,” declared Commander Mwanthi. “We have observed a notable displacement of criminal elements previously involved in the illicit brew and drug trade, as they seek new territories for their illicit activities.”
Commander Mwanthi clarified that this displacement was not merely a scattering of criminals but rather a strategic response to the mounting pressure from law enforcement. “These criminal organizations are adapting by relocating their operations to areas where they perceive less resistance,” he explained.
“However, it is imperative to emphasize that our pursuit of these individuals and their illegal enterprises will be unwavering, regardless of their whereabouts.”
Acknowledging the challenge of pinpointing the exact locations of these displaced networks, the Commander noted, “While their physical presence may shift, their methods often remain predictable.” He emphasized the intensification of intelligence gathering efforts to track their movements and anticipate their next steps.
Mwanthi stressed the pivotal role of community collaboration in combating these persistent criminal threats. “We urge the public to maintain vigilance and promptly report any suspicious activity to the authorities,” he appealed. “Through collective action, we can effectively disrupt these criminal networks and foster a safer environment for all residents of Uasin Gishu County.”
Eldoret Media Hub, a working space for journalists based in Uasin Gishu County set up by the Uasin Gishu Journalists Association (UGJA) through a Media Council of Kenya (MCK) grant.
The facility was officially opened in August 2021 by the MCK Chief Executive Officer David Omwoyo.