, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi will on Thursday tour Matungu in Kakamega County in the wake of recent killings by a criminal gang that left 13 people dead in the past one month.
Matiangi is expected at the Western Regional Commissioner’s office for a brief meeting with security chiefs before proceeding to Matungu Sub-County.
He is also due to issue new tough measures on security during the tour.
His visit comes in the wake of demands by residents for an overhaul of security officials in the sub-county, accusing them of failing to respond to attacks on villagers by gangs armed with machetes, clubs and metal bars.
The suspects have been raiding homes at night and viciously attacking victims by slashing them before fleeing on motorbikes.
A security operation is currently ongoing in the region which borders Siaya, Busia and Bungoma counties.
Detectives are busy piecing together information on the bizarre killings as they try to unravel the motive behind the attacks.