Matiang'i Warns Parents Over Illegal Teenage Parties

  • Interior CS Fred Matiang'i speaks during National Safety Roads Programme on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i speaks during National Safety Roads Programme on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
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  • Interior CS Fred Matiang'i on Monday, November 23, addressed the recent unearthing of illegal teenage parties in Nairobi.

    Speaking during an interview, the CS warned parents that they were fully responsible for their children and that the government could only do so much as far as parenting was concerned.

    "Let's not be hypocritical, parental responsibility in the country is very low. The society and the government will not raise your children for you," he cautioned.

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    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i speaks at the National Chief's Forum in Nairobi on Friday, July 3, 2020
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    His sentiments come after seven teenagers went missing on Saturday, November 14, with reports emerging that they may have been lured by a job advert on movie casting roles.

    The seven teenagers were last seen in Komarock, Nairobi, with the last person in contact with the girls being a Caucasian male. The DCI would later rescue three of the seven girls. 

    The CS further urged the parents to support institutions creating responsibility and supporting law and order in the country.

    Matiang'i disclosed that initial findings had established that there was an illegal network run by adults who were out to prey on young people.

    "Anyone who is found breaking the law will be held to account," he proclaimed.

    He further addressed the role of state agencies in the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). 

    "We will facilitate the BBI process like we facilitate other processes. It is our role There will never be a time where we will trample on anyone’s right, including the right to assemble," he noted.

    He also took the time to address the roll-out of the Huduma Namba cards noting that the exercise would be carried out in strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

    "We are going to be methodical in how we issue the Huduma cards because of maintaining social distance. By Jamhuri Day 2021, it will be mandatory, from a point of view of convenience, to have a Huduma card to access govt service," he disclosed.

    A person holding the new Huduma Namba Card unveiled on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
    A person holding the new Huduma Namba Card unveiled on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
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