Nairobi police chiefs plot anti-crime strategy

August 27, 2013 2:05 pm
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The meeting convened by the County Police Chief Ben Kibue, was attended by all Nairobi Divisional and Station Commanders/FILE
The meeting convened by the County Police Chief Ben Kibue, was attended by all Nairobi Divisional and Station Commanders/FILE
NAIROBI Kenya, Aug 27 – Police bosses in Nairobi County on Tuesday met to strategize on ways of curbing the rising rates of insecurity in the country’s capital city.

The meeting convened by the County Police Chief Ben Kibue, was attended by all Nairobi Divisional and Station Commanders.

During the deliberations, the soaring cases of robberies on Public Service Vehicles featured highly and was profiled as one of the glaring security challenges in the city.

The police boss noted that the issue of hijackings of PSVs raised serious concerns but noted that strict measures are going to be taken to reverse the situation.

“The issue of hijacking PSVs has raised serious concerns. We have deployed strategies on how best to address this issue including taking serious actions against drivers and conductors who are accomplices in such incidents,” he said.

“More undercover police will be deployed and more police patrols during the day and night in order to adequately respond to rising wave of criminality.”

He said that they have mooted strategies on how best to address this issue including taking serious actions against drivers and conductors who collaborate in such incidents.

On Monday night, a Kawangware bound bus was hijacked by seven armed gangsters at Kirichwa Road in Kilimani who were disguised as passengers.

The thugs robbed the 51 passengers on board of personal valuables and later dumped them in Kawangware.

However, nobody was injured during the incident.

The police Chief also noted a case where two minors were killed in two separate infernos in Kawangware and Kianda in Kibera slums; the two were burnt beyond recognition.

Kibue said all the fires have been attributed to illegal electrical connections.

“We are going to mount barazas with regional coordinators and Kenya Power in informal settlements where illegal connections are rampant,” the police boss stated.

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