Criminals harassing Nairobi residents’ days are numbered after the Cabinet approved the deployment of specialized teams from the GSU and RDU to combat rising crime.
This is one of several policy initiatives authorized during last week’s Cabinet meeting, which was presided over by President William Ruto.
“In response to the security issue, Cabinet sanctioned increased security surveillance to prevent crime and sanctioned prompt and decisive action to deal with all individuals perpetrating crimes,” according to a statement from the President’s Office.
“Following the reorganization of Nairobi County Security Command, there is the deployment of extra specialized police units drawn from the General Service Unit and the Rapid Deployment Unit.”
The National Police Service issued a list of crime hotspots in Nairobi earlier this week, telling the public to avoid them.
In a report issued on Monday, the NPS stated that their data showed that criminals are targeting all people, residential locations, and businesses, including MPesa outlets.
It also demonstrated that persons were robbed both during the day and at night.
Thika Highway, the Drive-In flyover to KCA, the KCA underpass, and the Total exit are among the designated sites.
As a result, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki warned criminal gangs terrorizing city residents that the government will bring them down.
The Interior CS sent a strong message to the small armed groups that have been robbing city citizens, emphasizing the government’s might.
Japheth Koome, the Inspector General of Police, also cautioned offenders that he had began work as the highest-ranking officer in the police department.
Criminals, he claims, will no longer frighten or disrupt Kenyans as they go about their daily lives.
Koome and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja agreed to construct a policing authority to address the county’s security concerns.