GSU, RDU special units deployed to Nairobi after crime surge

  • This seemingly kept criminals at bay as no incidents were reported in the streets of Nairobi on Wednesday.
  • A high-level security meeting went on for the batter part of the day in State House, Nairobi, where President William Ruto had a word with the police leadership, directing them to deal decisively with criminals.

The nod by Cabinet to deploy specialized units in the city of Nairobi to deal with the escalating crime saw officers drawn from the General Service Unit (GSU) and SWAT commandos from the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) of the administration police patrol perceived hotspots.

This seemingly kept criminals at bay as no incidents were reported in the streets of Nairobi on Wednesday.

A high-level security meeting went on for the batter part of the day in State House, Nairobi, where President William Ruto had a word with the leadership of the National Police Service (NPS), directing them to deal decisively with criminals.

“We cannot allow criminals to overrun our cities, we have given you the instruments, you have the backing of the law, make sure we deal with them conclusively,” said President Ruto.

The Commander-in-Chief stated that under justifiable circumstances, officers should use their firearms to deal with criminals.

“Msingoje askari wetu wauawe na wakora, deal with the wakoras before they deal with our officers,” stated the President.

The Head of State called on them to ensure that all Kenyans enjoy their rights without interference from criminals.

“Protect the ordinary Kenyan, wale wananchi wadogo, sisi wengine tunaweza kujitetea, from bandits, crooks, criminals and we will support you,” he added.

The high-level meeting also saw the President reaffirm his commitment to bettering the lives of police officers.

This as knife-wielding suspects believed to have committed the murder of I.T graduate Keagan Githua were arraigned on a miscellaneous application before Makadara courts.

The four suspects will remain in police custody for 14 days as detectives conclude investigations.

They are suspected to have stabbed the 24-year-old several times, after they accosted him at Ridgeways area of Nairobi before taking off on a motorbike.

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