A daring gang operating in Bondo town on Wednesday night broke Raila Odinga’s brother- Oburu Oginga’s home and stole more than a thousand chickens in the poultry yard.
“The insecurity situation in Bondo town has soared to high levels. The thugs raided my home and made away with all the chickens in my farm. They also raided the home of nominated member of the Siaya county assembly Tabu Osewe and also stole all her chicken stock, including other valuables,” he said.
He decried the increase of criminal activities including murders and robberies.
“The other day the thugs butchered an innocent man – my own farm attendant – and dumped his body at a nearby dam,” Oginga said.
Oginga called for an overhaul of the security system in Bondo sub-county, adding some police officers have overstayed and “outlived their usefulness”.
“Bondo is endowed with all manner of security personnel, yet these murders and the worrying security trends increase every other day,” he said.
Oginga said some murders happen a few meters from the police station.
Maranda police commander Boaz Odero said officers have launched an operation to weed out gangs and called on the public to help with information.
Early this year, armed thugs raided Raila’s ranch at Opoda farm in Bondo
The thugs, who cut the fence to access the heavily-guarded expansive farm, are said to have terrorised guards before heading to the kraal where they stole sheep, goats and geese. The guards recorded statements at Bondo Police Station yesterday as police investigate the matter.
Narengo said the farm is also manned by officers from the Recce Squad, who he said may have been guarding the main house when the incident occurred. Raila often uses his Bondo home to host key political meetings.
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