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Police identify 10 hot spots in Nairobi during August election


Nairobi police commander Japheth Koome has revealed at least 10 areas where chaos are likely to occur during and after elections.

The hotposts includes Landies Road, Globe roundabout, Ziwani, Umoja, Dandora, Makadara, Mowlem, Savanah, Mukuru, Sinai and all slums.

“The list is long but generally all informal settlements are on our watch list. These areas have big populations and we shall deploy extra number of officers. The threat level in these areas is higher,” said Mr Koome.

However, he reassured Nairobians saying police will use all means to keep them safe.

“Where force is required, we shall be governed by the law. The use of force will depend on circumstances,” said the police chief.

He spoke at Utalii hotel during a meeting of division commanders.

The senior officers are meeting to plan on how to maintain law and order during the electioneering period.

“These officers have made their presentations and I am convinced they are all committed,” Mr Koome added.