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Two in custody after fracas over alleged buying of IDs 

Kisii Central Deputy County Commissioner Mr. peter Mbugi adresses the press in his office on 21/09/2017. He castigated the perpetrators of chaos in Kisii town over allegations that the government was buying national Identity cards from residents saying they were on assignment to recruit youth to National Youth Service programme.

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Police in Kisii are holding two suspects following an incident where rowdy youths caused a fracas after accusing some government officers of allegedly buying National Identity Cards from local people in Kisii town.
Addressing the media in his office, Kisii Central Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Peter Mbugi said the two suspects would be presented in Court soon after investigations are complete.
Mbugi decried the incident saying those who caused chaos including burning campaign materials were goons acting on false rumours meant to disrupt peace in the area.
Mbugi said the National Youth Service Officers were putting up at a local hotel since Thursday last week on a youth recruitment exercise meant to enlist at least 900 youths from every sub county.
Noting that the recruitment exercise was occasioned by demand by local leaders to increase the number of others recruited recently from 500 to 900 per Sub County, Mbugi chastised politicians whom he said hire goons to create disharmony.
He said the NYS team had already recruited youths in Nyanturago, Kiogoro and Marani when their schedule was disrupted before they recruited in Kitutu Chache Central and North.
The Deputy CC urged political leaders to lead peaceful campaigns and respect diversity of political inclination experienced in Kisii region.
He urged area residents to desist from being used to expose government officers to harsh working conditions saying they stood to lose.
He lauded security agents for moving fast to prevent government vehicles and the hotel from being razed down.
By Jane Naitore

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