President William Ruto has deployed officers from GSU and Rapid Deployment Unit to tackle the rising cases of insecurity in Nairobi.
This was part of the various policy interventions that were approved during the last week’s Cabinet meeting chaired by President William Ruto.
“In response to the security concern, Cabinet sanctioned upscaling of security surveillance to deter crime and sanctioned swift and decisive action to deal with all those perpetrating crimes,” a statement from the Office of the President reads.
“Following the reorganisation of Nairobi County Security command, there is the deployment of additional specialized police units drawn from the General Service Unit and the Rapid Deployment Unit.”
A list of crime hotspots in Nairobi was released early this week by the national police service warning the public to avoid them.
The NPS said their data established that the criminals are targeting all persons, residential areas, and businesses including Mpesa shops.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki put on notice criminal gangs terrorizing city residents saying the government will crash them.
Nairobi county had a transition from the Nairobi metropolitan services that saw the city headed by the military in the former administration regime.
Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja agreed to form a policing authority to end the insecurity issues in the county.
The new IG of police also warned criminals that he had begun work as the highest-ranking officer of the police service.