The Kenyan police have come up with a new approach to preventing festive season crimes. In the recent past, police crime prevention unit was focused on malls, coastal areas, and other crime hotspots.
But today they are ready to “hit” anywhere, anytime with speed to protect Kenyans.
Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has assured Kenyans of maximum security during the Easter holiday.
In his first address to the media after taking office, Mutyambai on Thursday said the National Police Service has taken necessary measures to ensure all citizens remain safe.
“We, therefore, call upon Kenyans to cooperate with police to ensure there is tranquillity throughout the holiday,” he said.
Mr Mutyambai also announced a crackdown on motorists and motorcyclists who will flout traffic rules.
“We have police officers working together with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) officers to ensure Kenyans are safe on the roads,” said the IG.
He disclosed that over the last three years, 100 people have died as a result of accidents on the roads during the Easter holidays.
On the kidnapping of two Cuban doctors in Mandera, he said investigations are going on well but declined to give more information, saying once they are done they will inform Kenyans.
I wish you all a happy Easter holiday
NPS has taken necessary arrangements to provide public safety & security to all citizens countrywide. I therefore call upon Kenyans to cooperate with Police to ensure that tranquility prevails throughout the holidays.https://t.co/yifnCekJ1a— Hillary N. Mutyambai (@IG_NPS) April 18, 2019