Following the stabbing to death of a female form-one student in Kuoyo Mixed Secondary School in North West Ward in Kisumu County, local leaders now call for thorough investigations.
The form one student whose name remains anonymous was attacked by unknown assailants who stabbed her to death on her way back home from school in Lela village.
According to Vincent Jagongo, the area Member of County Assembly (MCA), the incident has caused psychological torture to the students and there is an urgent need to apprehend the assailants.
“The incident that happened in this ward has left many with unanswered questions and that should call for intensified investigations to bring the hackers to book,” said the MCA.
He added that the increasing incidences of insecurity in that area has caused psychological torture to the students leaving them in panic and fear while pursuing education which is their right.
The second time MCA however blamed the law enforcement authorities for not being up to the task of ensuring security for the members of the community.
This, according to him, follows increasing cases of insecurity in the area in the recent past despite the presence of a police post in the area.
Speaking at a press briefing, Jagongo called upon the investigation team that has been dispatched to ensure that no stone is unturned and that the assailants are brought to book.
“It is now upon our officers to undertake thorough and speedy investigations to ensure that the unknown assailants are known and that they are made to face the full force of the law,” he added.
He also appealed to the local residents and the vigilante groups to partner with police in the area in patrols that will ensure that normalcy is restored in the area.
This will be enabled through means of relaying relevant information that can help the police to lynch the terror gangs in the area and apprehend them.
“As the police embark on the investigations to unearth everything, it is my plea that the locals enable this step by forming vigilante groups to share information with the police,” he said.