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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Police warn Uthiru and Kikuyu criminals

Kiambu police county commander Andiel Nyange speaking to the press.
Kiambu police county commander Andiel Nyange speaking to the press.

Security has been increased in Kabete and Kikuyu constituencies to curb crime, Kiambu county commander Andiel Nyange has said.

The security in the area has been beefed up following recent cases of thuggery, killings and carjacking.

Nyange said they have tightened day and night patrols and has urged residents and businesspeople to give information on criminals.

The police boss on Tuesday said criminals will not have space to do their activities, since they will be caught even before they strike.

“Everyone is on the lookout. We are all awake. We have laid strategies to arrest all criminals,” Nyange said.

He said criminals may scare businesspeople and investors to trade in the area, which is growing fast.

“Security is very tight. We have improved so much on emergency response. Our officers are educated and have been trained on how to handle intelligence information without revealing its source and investigate it to prevent crime,” Nyange said.

Resident Peter Karanja said residents have a duty to participate in crime prevention by participating in community policing and the Nyumba Kumi initiative.

“Even President Uhuru Kenyatta says security starts with you,” he said.

Kinoo ward community policing official Peter Karanja said they are planning to be holding forums of educating people on how to share information with security officers.

He said the meeting will be attended by police, the administration and the public.

Kikuyu Town MCA Binary Wainaina urged the government to come up with a strategy of documenting all tenants living in flats in Uthiru, Kinoo, Gitaru, Kikuyu Town, Wangige and adjacent areas.

He said tenants don’t know them since they deal with agents offices in Nairobi and they pay rents through banks.

Kabete MP aspirant Githua Wamacukuru has installed 328 street lights in villages, trading centres and estates as a way of supporting the government improve security.

“The lights uses electricity and we are on the way to instal solar panels on them so that they will still be on whenever there is blackout,” Wamacukuru said.


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