INSECURITY

HUSSEIN KHALID: Multi-pronged approach needed in dealing with Mombasa gangs

This will offer safe spaces for youth to engage their parents; enhance collaboration between community and police

In Summary

• Poor parenting, idleness, peer pressure, drug abuse, school dropout and easy access to weapons the main social factors influencing young people to engage in crime.

• Due to recent years of economic hardships, discrimination and marginalisation, many youth in Mombasa are now finding solace in crime.

 

Government statistics show there are currently over 20 criminal gangs active and operational across Mombasa county.

Some of the most affected subcounties are Kisauni (Magodoroni, Mtopanga and ...

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