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Kenya: Govt Rules Out Military Action Against Kapedo Bandits

The government will not resort to military action against bandits in Kapedo, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has said.

p The government will not resort to military action against bandits in Kapedo, Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has said.We are confident of ridding the region of bandits due to change of tact in the operation," said Mr Natembeya at a press briefing in Kericho on Wednesday.Mr Natembeya said security has been beefed up in the area and officers have a clear mandate to end perennial bandit attacks.At the same time, Mr Natembeya said the operation to rid Kericho County of consumption of illegal brew and third generation spirits would continue.

"We have made good progress on the operation to flush out lotto gambling machines operators, dealers and consumers of illicit brews and third generation spirits in an ongoing operation," said Mr Natembeya.The regional boss said regular police officers and those from the elite General Service Unit (GSU) are the only security teams that will be deployed in the area.

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