Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has announced changes in the National Police Service (NPS) command in Nairobi following the resurgence of criminal gangs.
Speaking during a press briefing on the state of security in the country on Monday, November 14, Kindiki announced that the changes would take effect immediately.
“We have already started taking measures already to deal with the emerging crime trend in Nairobi. In this regard, the command of the Nairobi city police has changed effective immediately,” Kindiki stated.
The Interior CS announced that NPS had constituted a multi-agency team which will provide a multi-discipline response to the insecurity problem.
“Those boys who have dared the government and want to tell us that they can take over the city and make it a city of crime, we have heard you and therefore we are coming for you.
“The team will get our errant sons, maybe daughters out of our streets and put them where criminals belong. We cannot trade our freedom and security for anything,” Kindiki reaffirmed.
The Interior boss gave an update on dealing with the banditry menace in the north-Rift region. He confirmed that the state had located the bandits’ hideouts and would soon launch a strike.
In addition, he cautioned the leaders against politicising the efforts taken by the state in dealing with insecurity.
“We have information about where they have retreated to. We are coming to dismantle them not only the criminals but to break down the entire chain of the cattle rustling industry, the financiers, criminals, spiritual supporters, benefactors and those who purchase stolen livestock from Kenyans,” the CS disclosed.
In the wake of a Ksh1.2 million bounty placed on three al-Shabaab leaders by the American government, Kindiki assured Kenyans that the country was free from terrorism.
“We continue to be on high alert to ensure that we deter, thwart and preempt and neutralise terrorist attacks in the country to ensure that the stability we have continued to enjoy continues,” the Interior boss noted.
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