Police in Mombasa County have deployed additional officers to all streets to improve security following reports of an increase in daytime attacks due to the current curfew.
According to Mombasa Police Commander Augustine Nthumbi, the criminals are targeting their victims in isolated streets.
“They have no one to attack at night — that’s why they have changed their schedules. But we promise we are going to deal with them,” Nthumbi said.
County residents have been encouraged to be vigilant and report dubious individuals whenever they are in town. They have also been warned against walking alone in isolated areas.
“We still need members of the public to continue partnering with us by reporting anything suspicious to the police. We must continue to be united to secure our county.”
Mombasa has suffered from waves of gang-related violence with Kisauni particularly hard hit but, according to Nthumbi, violent crime has gone down recently in the county’s hotspots.
Last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared a nationwide curfew which runs from 7pm to 5am to restrict movement to curb the spread of coronavirus. Additionally, Mombasa is one of a few counties placed under a 21-day containment period.
Source(s): Daily Nation
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