Kenya’s Inspector of General Police (IG), Hillary Mutyambai, has set up a special unit to deal with the increased number of crime cases in Nairobi and its surroundings.
Speaking during a forum with citizens via his Twitter interactive session #EngageTheIG, Mutyambai revealed that police in patrol have also been dispatched to neighboring Kajiado, a hotbed of abductions and murders.
On child disappearing and defilement, the IG said the National Police Service has an established Child Protection Unit to deal with matters involving children under the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
He also noted that they have been working closely with the communities to avert the menace.
“We have also deployed officers in various parts to heighten security but another strategy is to engage the leaders under community policing,” reiterated Mutyambai.
An anti-mugging squad that handles robbery with violence incidents, including the ones involving motorcycle riders, has also been formed.
“We have been engaging the operators through a sensitization program dubbed Usalama barararani (road safety) on abiding by the rule of law,” he added.
The public has been urged to report crime cases they spot to the police.
“We have police officers on patrol 24/7. We also have an elaborate multi-agency team comprised of a special crime prevention unit that deals with homicides. We also encourage members of the public to report to the police should they spot any unusual activity,” the IG said.