CCTV’s to be installed in Nairobi, says PM

May 23, 2012 4:15 pm


Kenya has received a Sh8.5b grant from China for the project/XINHUA-File
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Wednesday said the government will soon start installing Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in Nairobi to enhance security.

He told Parliament that Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri and Meru will be the initial centres to get the CCTV equipment.

“Installation of CCTVs will help the police with their work in surveillance because we will be able to detect the criminals as they move around trying to commit the crime or after they have committed the crime they can be quickly apprehended,” he said.

Odinga told Parliament that the government has received grant of Sh8.5 billion from the Chinese government and that four companies to supply and install the gadgets had been identified.

He said the government has arranged a further Sh1.7 billion. The China Road and Bridge Corporation is managing the project.

Odinga said the project will be implemented almost immediately.

The PM said when the project is completed; it will not only ease traffic jams in Nairobi, but also underscore the city’s position as a regional hub.

He was addressing the House on the security situation along the border between South Sudan and Sudan and in Somalia and its implications for the country where he said Kenya carries the largest burden on account of the instability in Somalia than any other country in the world.

“Efforts to realize a constitutional government in Somalia by August 2012 continue to be undermined by partisan and rival clan interests and the influence of Al Shabaab,” Odinga said.


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