The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Joy As Kiziwi Residents Get Street Lights

Kiziwi residents and Mombasa Polyechnic University College students have welcomed the installation of street lights in the area. A group of students clashed with residents leave a student and a resident dead.

On Sunday, Mvita parliamentary seat aspirant Abdulswamad Nassir commissioned the installation of the streetlights in Tudor 4. The programme is an initiative of the Shariff Nassir Foundation in partnership with the Mombasa Municipal Council.

Chief Stephen Maina said the move will benefit those who operate businesses near the campus. Speaking during the installation, Abdulswamad and Transport assistant minister Hassan Joho said enhanced security will realise a 24-hour economy for Mombasa.

"We cannot live in the dark. We need light to improve security during the night. Mombasa needs to be secure at all times," said Abdulswamad, who is the Foundation's chairman.

Council electrical engineer Omar Alwy Albeity said the council has already installed similar street lights in Tudor estate and Kaa Chonjo areas with the Foundation complementing its efforts in Moroto slums and now Tudor 4.

Poly student Uri Tofani said students, especially those staying in hostels outside the campus, will now be more secure late at night as they head back to the hostels from the campus. He said criminal gangs have been targeting students walking at night.

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