It appears that the alarming crime wave that had swept across Nyanza region for a long period has remarkably gone down since a lethal crime buster cop assumed office as the new regional police commander.
Consequently locals and a host of civil societies have appreciated the new development but have urged the police not to slow down on their new exemplary energy in eradicating crime menace in the area once controlled by thugs who mostly colluded with rogue police officers.
It is against this background that the new police boss Vincent Makokha immediately disbanded some police units linked to escalating criminal activities across the region.
When Makhoha was posted to the region, his main assignment was to first come to terms with his area of jurisdiction.
Inside sources familiar with his robust style of operation leaked to Weekly Citizen that his maiden assignment saw him engaged in an exercise aimed at mapping the region in terms of operations prior to kicking off serious business.
However some residents interviewed maintained that there was still a lot to be addressed as far as insecurity in the region is concerned but in the same vein quickly added that the police were making some semblance of headway since the new boss took over.
Also in his watch-list was the perennial border conflicts along neighboring regions like Kericho-Muhoroni,Kisii-Trans Mara and Kilgoris while at the same time taking into account fishy activities along Migori and Busia borders.
Weekly Citizen has details regarding how the new top cop has embarked on enhanced patrols and consistence communication among commanders and members of the public as part of improved intelligence sharing initiative.
He has seemingly ended the party for armed thugs who have been running the show in the area and the recent arrest of six dangerous robbers in Kisumu was just a highlight of what is expected ahead.
We have also established that Makhoha has initiated a cross border intelligence sharing pattern with counterparts from the bordering Uganda and Tanzania, crime in the area mainly being a cross border matter.
However Nyanza region community policing chairman professor Boniface Otieno says that they have been working hand in hand with security agencies in order to combat crime.
An insider leaked that the police boss is now planning to spearhead a rigorous audit of all firearms and ammunition in the region for accountability purposes.