Migori Town residents in fear following the mysterious killing of three night guards on Friday night, October 6.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, locals said that the death of the trio was concerning because their remains had been discovered all across the town.
Three bodies were discovered: one was pulled from a river, another was discovered laying on a hallway of an unidentified house, and the third was discovered meters from the other two.
The cause of death and motive behind the murders were also yet to be disclosed as the police were yet to arrive at the crime scenes nor commence investigations into the murders.
Residents thus accused the police of negligence and laxity, claiming they were slow in responding to emergency calls.
“Security in our county has not been good if three people can be killed, yet the police with guns are within the murder premises. Now we are being killed like animals [sic],” one resident lamented.
Another attributed the rise of murder incidents to police failing to patrol the town.
The residents demanded an explanation from the county administrative personnel.
They also urged the Inspector General of Police, Japhet Koome, to enhance security in the region.
Others called for an immediate intervention by the Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki questioning the deployment of 1,000 policemen to Haiti rather than prioritise the country’s security.
“Why are they taking over 1000 policemen to Haiti and yet we lack adequate security?” Migori residents questioned the government’s decision.