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You boys have dared the government – CS Kindiki to boda boda muggers

By Wangu Kanuri November 15th, 2022 2 min read

The government has vowed to restore order and peace in Nairobi after a surge of insecurity cases.

In a statement by the Ministry of Interior and National Administration Security, the Cabinet Secretary Professor Kithure Kindiki announced that the government had declared an all-out war on gangs of muggers and other violent crimes that have been happening in the city.

They are aware of the public outcry following reported cases of insecurity and were determined to act decisively to rid Nairobi and other towns of criminal gangs.

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Prof Kindiki said, “We have witnessed increasing criminal activities within the city of Nairobi. Small groups of criminals armed with knives and other weapons are terrorizing the citizens of this city as well as few other urban centers.”

“The leadership and the command of the police has changed the command of Nairobi city police deployment effective immediately. The NPS has also put in a place in a multiagency, multi-disciplined response to this problem and to get these errant sons –and may be a few daughters to get out of the streets and put them where criminals belong,” read part of the statement.

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Police were also promised a comprehensive review of the salaries and the terms and conditions of all security officers as a gratitude sign for their difficult and often risky assignments.

“Shortly the government will initiate a process of engagement with a view to relooking at the terms and conditions that our officers serve under while taking into cognizance that for a very long term now, the terms and conditions of our officers serve have not been reviewed with a view to adjusting them to the cost of living,” Prof Kindiki shared.

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Cases of people being mugged, stabbed with their belongings being robbed of them have been rampant in Nairobi and other towns, with Kenyans feeling insecure walking across streets.

The young men and women engaging in the heinous deeds have not shied from harassing unsuspecting Kenyans even in broad daylight, with those resisting being dangerously harmed.

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