Residents of Baragoi want a curfew at 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.


The city was placed under a curfew as a security operation strategy to evacuate criminals following an increase in attacks that claimed lives.

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Residents of the town of Baragoi in Samburu North County want the government to suspend curfews.

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The curfew was set up as a security operation strategy to evict criminals following a spate of attacks that claimed lives but according to locals, the curfew severely restricted their daily activities.

Samburu North MP Alois Lentoimaga has however urged locals to abide by the law saying a curfew will also help end crime in the region.

Those who run the butcher business claim they are making a loss as they are forced to close their shops early.

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“Please remove the curfew, the criminals are not in the city. They have fled to Suguta and others have fled to Marsabit County, ”said Leila Mohammed, a business woman there Baragoi The city said.

Samburu County Commissioner Abdrisack Jeldesa defended the curfew, saying insecurity had begun to decline.

“From then on we will expand the operation to other areas targeting criminals who are still human livestock, residents of Baragoi we should not leave in fear we are not targeting the people, although there is no freedom to walk at night I know people are happy because they sleep at night, ”he said


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