Nyanza Regional Police To Fight Gender Based Violence, Illicit Brew

Nyanza Regional Police Commander Lydia Ligami

KISII, Kenya, September 3, 2020 – Following a spike in incidents of Gender-Based Violence and consumption of illicit brew, security organs in the larger Nyanza region have tailored a new strategy to contain the vices, new Nyanza Regional Police Commander Lydia Ligami has divulged.

The police chief made the disclosure when she met top security officers in Kisii town during a familiarization tour. She was categorical that officers are collecting data on the level of violence and illegal brew in the region in order to combat the vices.

Ligami was accompanied by County Commissioner, Abdirizack Jaldesa, Governor James Ongwae and county Police Commander, Jebel Munene.

They regretted spiralling cases of illicit brew, defilement and other crimes, promising to assess the extend, challenges and address the vices.

“Families are suffering due to gender-based violence. We want to have information on the violence so that we can manage it,” Ligami said.

The Regional Commander held a meeting with senior police officers from all departments and planned on how to beef up security in the region. “The police boss came to know the officers in the County, familiarise with issues affecting Kisii County in entirety,” noted Jaldesa.

Governor Ongwae said the county and national government were collaborating on matters security and lauded security officers for fostering security in the county.

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