The Cabinet approves deploying the GSU and RDU’s elite units to wipe out the recent crime wave in Nairobi.
These policy changes were authorized during a Cabinet meeting presided over by President William Ruto.
According to a statement released by the Presidential Office, “in response to the security issue, Cabinet sanctioned upscaling of security monitoring to prevent crime and sanctioned prompt and decisive measures to deal with all individuals committing crimes.”
Additional specialized police units selected from the General Service Unit(GSU) and the Rapid Deployment Unit(RDU) have been deployed “after the reorganization of Nairobi County Security command.”
A list of high-crime areas in Nairobi was released by the National Police Service earlier this week.
On Monday, the NPS said that their investigation had shown that crooks were going after “everyone,” “every residence,” and “every business,” even MPesa outlets.
It also revealed that daylight and nighttime were equally conducive to armed robberies.
There are many clearly delineated zones along Thika Highway, including the stretch between the Drive-In flyover and KCA, the KCA underpass, and the Total exit.