The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Fight Harder to Crack Down On Crime, Mvita MP Tells Cops

MVITA MP Abdulswamad Nassir has asked police to improve security in Mombasa. He said police officers should make use of the security vehicles provided by the Mombasa county government.

"Mombasa county government has provided enough cars to improve security. Police should now be committed to their mandate," Nassir said. He told the Star areas prone to insecurity and crime will get more police surveillance.

Nassir said police officers should play their role in boosting security. "I think the county government has done its part by providing motorcars to fight crime, I urge and insist to the police not to sit back but to ensure that the state of insecurity totally disappears," he added.

He said that the business community alongside Mombasa county was determined to provide security for its locals for better economic growth.

"It will be very sad if the trend of insecurity will continue despite the fact that Mombasa county government has invested heavily to ensure we have these facilities," said Abdulswamad. Residents of Kisauni had turned their wrath to police for failing to deal with criminal gangs who have been terrorizing them.Led by Kisauni community policing the locals had claimed that the police knew the criminals and they did nothing to deal with them.

Areas of Kisauni, Bombolulu and Likoni are listed as the major areas faced with increased crime. Mombasa county government launched 15 security vehicles to boost security in the county.

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