Government Metes Out Tough Rules to Deal with City Muggers

Nairobi: The Government has declared tough conditions on Nairobi muggers and other violent crimes in the City.

The Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki in a statement on Monday, November 14, said the Government is much alarmed by the public outcry following reported cases of insecurity.

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Photo/Courtesy (Government Declares Tough Conditions on City Muggers).

“The earlier mentioned Nairobi stabbing hotspot attracted our attention. Thus, we as the Government of Kenya we will make sure that there are normal activities in the city of Nairobi. On the other hand, we have set tough rules on criminal cases”, Kindiki said.

 “Notably, the leadership circle and the command of the police have staged a new command of Nairobi city police deployment with immediate effect. The National Police Service-NPS has also put in place a multi-agency, multi-disciplined response to the problem,” The Interior Cabinet Secretary said.

He also said the Government was determined to restore public safety in the streets of Nairobi and vowed to take the fight against criminals.

Furthermore, the CS promised that a comprehensive review of the salaries and the terms and conditions of all security personnel will be undertaken on a serious note.

“Figuring out, the government will also initiate a roadmap of engagement with a view to relooking at the terms and conditions that Police officers serve under while taking into cognizance that for a very long term now, hence giving a view to adjusting them to the cost of living.” The Interior CS added.

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On the other hand, the Cabinet Secretary also had a similar message for the cattle rustlers and bandits who are actively showcasing in the North Rift part saying that the Government will expand its crackdown to include those abetting the crimes including spiritual leaders, traders in stolen animals and financiers.

Additionally, he stated that the Government is looking upon the menace that is rampant in Laikipia West Pokot, Baringo, Turkana, Samburu, and Elgeyo Marakwet among other counties to have since evolved beyond a cultural practice.

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Kindiki Kithure promised that the Government of Kenya will deal firmly with criminals who have dared President William Ruto following his warning that his ruling regime would no longer tolerate cattle rustling anymore.

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