Leaders in Migori now want police to get involved in cracking down a gang in Sangwenya which they claim are a security risk not only in the county of Migori but also in the country.
They have linked the gang to chaos witnessed at the Migori county assembly last Friday.
While speaking in an interview, several area MCAs said the gang has been hampering democratic space in Migori and is being used by certain individuals to intimidate leaders.
Accoirding to North Kanyamkago MCA and Majority leader George Omamba have now called on DCI George Kinoti to move with speed and tackle the group.
“They are people who are known, they want permission sought from them on any issue in Migori. We have talked to the police and want the whole country to know we are not safe,’ Omamba said.
“’Sangwenya’ are youths allied to Migori politicians, gradually they have grown to a dangerous group,” Tagare MCA and Minority leader Nicholas Ngabia said.
Ngabia, a former General Service Unit officer, said when the government came out to tackle outlawed gangs in the country, “Sangwenya” was listed.
“We need government to make more effort in tackling the group because we know this is how gangs evolve,” Ngabia warned.
Muhuru Bay MCA Hevron Maira, however, said the best way to deal with the gang is to offer them loans and economic empowerment.
Migori ODM chairperson Philip Makabong’o said in the 2017 General Election, Migori was rocked by violence especially over the Governor’s seat.