Officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) and Rapid Deployment Unit have now been deployed in Nairobi’s urban centers in a bid to tame the recent rising cases of Insecurity in the Capital City.
This is part of the various policy interventions approved during the last week’s Cabinet meeting chaired by President William Ruto.
In a dispatch from the Cabinet, the cabinet secretaries approved the stationing of the officers as a reinforcement to the security agents patrolling the city.
The statement from the Office of the President said, “In response to the security concern, the Cabinet sanctioned upscaling of security surveillance to deter crime and sanctioned swift and decisive action to deal with all those perpetrating crimes,” .
It added, : “Following the re-organization of Nairobi County Security command, there are the deployment of additional specialized police units drawn from the General Service Unit and the Rapid Deployment Unit.”
Earlier in the week, The National Police Service released a list of crime hotspots in Nairobi, warning the public to avoid them. They included Thika Highway; along the Drive-In flyover to KCA, KCA underpass and Total exit.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki had put on notice criminal gangs terrorizing city residents saying the government will crash them.