The Chief of Defence Forces, General Francis Ogolla and Inspector General of Police Mr. Japheth Koome today toured the North Rift Region as Operation Maliza Uhalifu (OMU) continues to pacify the region. Among the areas visited were the Multi-Agency Command Centre and Kolowa Primary School in Baringo County.
During the visit, they were briefed on the current security status and the progress made since the commencement of the Multi-Agency operation in the troubled six North Rift counties.
The Chief of Defence Forces commended the ‘OMU’ Multi-Agency team for their dedicated service and stressed the importance of cooperation between security agencies and local communities. He acknowledged various projects and exercises in the North Rift region contributing to the overarching goal of establishing peace and stability. “We are fully dedicated to this operation, our objective remains the same in as much as we are using the Multi agency framework. Let’s continue to engage the local administration and the communities at large,” he said.
In alignment with the presidential directive to renovation and reconstruct schools in the North Rift region, General Ogolla and the Inspector General later visited Kolowa Primary School to inspect the ongoing renovation. Kolowa Primary School is among the twenty schools affected by banditry that are currently undergoing renovation in the North Rift. During the visit, remarkable developments were noted with the building of new classrooms andu abolition blocks together with renovation of other serviceable structures. The CDF reiterated on the need for the local populace to embrace this gesture as the government continues to with more developments in the region. Present during the visit were; the General Officer Commanding Western Command (GOC WESTCOM), Army Special Operations Brigade Commander Brigadier Ahmed Saman and Baringo County Commissioner, Mr. Stephen Kutwa.