Mavoko residents protesting illegal quarry activities receive threats from alleged quarry miners
Residents of Myland in Mavoko Sub-county have drawn the attention of the sub-county security team after holding protests over illegal quarry activities in the estate.
The residents claim that after their story was highlighted by the media, they have been receiving threats from illegal quarry miners.
Additionally, a group of bodaboda riders have been masquerading the estate, raising tensions.
Some residents who had been trailed and cornered by unknown people in the estate recorded statements at the Myland police post.
A security team comprising of the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Director of Criminal Investigation Officer (DCIO), Sub-County Police Commander (SCPC), local police, the area chief, and National Environmental Management Authority officer (NEMA) convened a meeting with Myland residents to iron out the quarry activities and insecurity claims.
After determining that the quarry mine in the estate is illegal, the security team took over the matter and promised residents that the mine would be closed, and security will be tightened within the estate.
However, the residents became impatient when the security team attended to another security issue within the area, and headed to the quarry mine, threatening to light up the excavator at the site while demanding to be addressed. The residents said they are yet to confirm that the quarry mine activities are closed completely, as the activities continued despite earlier promises to end them by the area OCS.