Interior CS Kithure Kindiki has made major changes that saw the security officers and government officials at Isebaniah border transferred.
The move comes after reports of recent surge in violence, loss of lives, and rampant robbery that has plagued the border town.
While recognizing the failures of the security agencies the CS said that a new team of officers will be deployed to address the security challenges in the area.
There has been rampant smuggling of drugs, counterfeit goods, and illicit ethanol, which have thrived due to lack security measuresCS Kindiki
While addressing the press on Wednesday at Isbania town, Kindiki said the transfers take effect immediately.
The CS further ordered the transfer of various officers including customs officials, KEBS officers, anti-counterfeit agencies and immigration officers.
“There has been rampant smuggling of drugs, counterfeit goods, and illicit ethanol, which have thrived due to lack security measures,” he said.
Kindiki noted that the objective of the move is to ensure a comprehensive overhaul of the security in the area and prevent the transfer of ineffective officers to other locations.
The CS however warned the locals of fuelling violence despite their genuine concerns about security breakdowns.