Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has said that an anti-mugging team has been deployed within Nairobi Central Business District(CBD) and other major towns to ensure safety and security.
In his weekly engagement #EngageTheIG with Kenyans on Twitter, Mutyambai said that there is an adequate deployment of police officers in areas affected with insecurity and surveillance has been heightened, including community policing.
“…further, collaborating with National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to ensure safety and security within the industry,” he stated.
On kidnapping cases, the IG assured Kenyans that the police have intensified security in the wake of rising cases of children kidnappings.
He called upon parents and guardians to play their part to minimise these cases, including educating their children on the basics of security measures.
“Security has been heightened, parents are cautioned to take care of their children and also encouraged to educate their children on basic security measures,” he said.
Further, he asked Kenyans to report any suspicious characters and activities to the police through their hotlines 112,911 or 999.
In dealing with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychological trauma within the police service Mutyambai said they have departments dealing with it and further, collaborating with other stakeholders to enhance capacity in dealing with trauma within the Service.
This comes after the rampant surge in the murders and rape of children, girls and women in the country.
Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has decried the surge in murder and rape of children, girls and women.
He has called on the law enforcement agencies to arrest killers of women and children.
In a press statement, Raila expressed concerns that brutality against women is becoming a new normal in the country.
“Too many children girls and women have in recent times suffered gruesome death at the hands of people who should be their protectors. Children are being plucked from playgrounds, on their way to school, homes and in places of worship. Girls and women are being killed by supposed lovers, husbands and even parents. This turn of events is completely unacceptable,” he said.
He noted that the police must assure Kenyans that they are safe and that no more children or women will suffer the same under their watch.