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Police to deal firmly with criminals attempting to revive outlawed gangs

The National Police Service has issued a stern warning to individuals whom they claim are trying to revive outlawed groups.

In a series of tweets, the police have said that the said individuals who are known and are from Murang’a county and with ties from others in some identified towns, are attempting to resuscitate the activities of certain proscribed criminal gangs to further their selfish personal interests.

“We wish to warn that we shall not condone any form of gangsterism and anyone attempting to revive such proscribed criminal groups will face the full force of the law,” police said.


The statement further informed the public that the police have launched investigations into activities that are aimed at dealing with the said individuals in accordance with the law.

The police advised members of the public who may have fallen victim to these extortionist rings to report to the nearest Police Officer or Police Station for action.

The statement comes days after reports emerged that members of outlawed gangs are allegedly forcing newly-circumcised boys to take oaths.


Last week Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome wept while addressing members of the press over the killing of a young boy in Murang’a County.

Ms Wahome who was addressing the media outside parliament, claimed that the death of the boy was as a result of illegal gangs, which according to her, were recruiting initiates.

She said that illegal gangs were operating in Murang’a County and forcefully recruiting young boys.

The MP said that the boy was killed just because his mother did not present a chicken that a gang had demanded but instead gave a less acceptable cock.