Leaders have minced no words condemning the government of failure to secure and protect the lives of Mutha residents against banditry that has continued to claim lives of many and their livestock.
The leaders have declared that it is time the government takes decisive action to end the killings that have lasted for decades.
Kitui County Senator David Musila has criticised Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery and Inspector-General of Police for doing little to restore security in Mutha area and called on them to issues licensed guns to the residents to defend themselves.
Residents say armed Shifta bandits disguise themselves as Somali herders who have encroached into the South Kitui National Reserve. Since the game reserve falls within Mutha ward, the residents have painfully borne the brunt of murderous attacks by gunmen.
Insecurity continues to increase with leaders terming it as a crisis; Musila has called on for issuance of licensed guns to the local residents urging that places like Pokot where home guards with some selected village men owning guns.
His remarks were echoed by nominated County MCA Irene Muvea who said if the security agents are overwhelmed residents should be given guns to defend themselves.
The leaders were speaking at Mutha shopping centre during a prize-giving ceremony event over the weekend.
Source; K24 Tv.