Relative calm restored in Nairobi after series of crime cases

Relative calm restored in Nairobi after series of crime cases

  • A spot check by Citizen TV revealed a calm Central Business District (CBD) that authorities attribute to increased patrols by both uniformed and non-uniformed officers drawn from different formations of the national police service.

Relative calm has been restored in Nairobi following a surge in crimes in the last few weeks that rendered the capital a frightful place for residents.

A spot check by Citizen TV revealed a calm Central Business District (CBD) that authorities attribute to increased patrols by both uniformed and non-uniformed officers drawn from different formations of the national police service.

The city had in the last few weeks experienced a surge in crimes, especially muggings and armed robberies.

Central DCIO Jason Mworia says police numbers show a drastic drop in muggings and robberies since the force moved to bolster security.

“The town is now secure and those who want to test the resolve of the police to try and do so but be warned that we are there and we are equal to the task,” Mworia said.

He attributes the stability to the increased presence of police in the streets of the city and its environs.

“The officers you see in uniform I can tell you without fear of contradiction that we have double that number in civilian clothings.”

The detective called on Kenyans to desist from sharing CCTV clips showing a wave of crime without verifying dates and locations

“When you circulate them you are glorifying the criminals, check you can send to an individual police officer or a small group let’s not make it fun to circulate,” he said.

A section of city dwellers and businessmen are hoping that the pronounced presence of security officials will be the new normal.

“Like for us students we need to go from one class to another sometime we are late in town but with the deployment we hope for the best,” said John Nderitu.

In Huruma area of Nairobi, another perceived hotspot, residents are now sensitizing each other on cooperation with security personnel to weed out criminals.

“Wev are aware that security starts with an individual. You should know your neighbour and in case they have flaws you report to the police,” said Peter Njoroge.

Bodaboda operators, who have been accused of aiding criminals are called upon to identify and smoke out criminals from their midst.

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