On March 12, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki announced the arrest of a spiritual leader believed to be providing support to bandits in their operations.
He stated that the government would offer monetary rewards to members of the public who provide significant information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
Kindiki promised to take the war to the bandits by flushing them out of their hideouts and seizing their weapons and ammunition, either by voluntary surrender or by force.
The government is aware of the senior commanders in charge of the bandit network, their spiritual leaders, political patrons, and the commercial beneficiaries of bandit gangs.
Over the last seven months, 135 Kenyans, including 20 security officers, have fallen victim to the bandits.