RISING GANGS

Give Coast youths jobs to keep them from joining crime

Some join criminal gangs when they lose hope after lacking something to do

In Summary

• Youths are the most targeted to join criminal gangs because they are lively and with current lack of jobs, they can be bought with the promise of better life. 

• State should keep them in check to prevent them from wasting their lives and ending up in jail or dead. 

Crime scene
RISING INSECURITY: Crime scene
Image: THE STAR

Gang violence in Kenya has become a widespread disease with no guarantee for peace. 

Despite the enormous growth in the numbers of these criminal gangs, little is known about the dynamic that drives them or the long -term solution the government could adopt to combat them.

Youths are the most targeted, some citing protection, expulsion from school, peer influence or lack of jobs. They need to be educated on the various impacts of crime.

Youths are the future leaders and if nothing is done to keep them in check, they will end up in drugs, jail or dead.

 

Mombasa