‘Nairobi is now safer,’ says Sonko


'Nairobi is now safer,' says Sonko
Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko and IG Joseph Boinnet follow proceedings during the national police service customer service week at Railway Club in Nairobi on December 8, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • Sonko hailed his administration’s working relations with the police saying the link has helped to improve security in the capital city.
  • The county chief further assured Nairobi residents that his government has joined forces with security agencies to safeguard the gains made in the state of security in the capital.
  • The Governor added that his cash offer to police officers who deal with gangsters responsible for a series of robberies in Nairobi, including in MPesa outlets, still stands.

Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has said crime rates have dropped tremendously for the last one year since he assumed office.

Speaking on Saturday at Railway Club in Nairobi during the national police service customer service week, Sonko hailed his administration’s working relations with the police saying the link has helped to improve security in the capital city.

The county chief further assured Nairobi residents that his government has joined forces with security agencies to safeguard the gains made in the state of security in the capital.

“At Nairobi City County Government we have enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the police. Security agencies are very cooperative in assisting our County enforcement officers, and for that, we are grateful,” he said.

“So far, we have collaborated well. When we had an increase of muggings in the CBD, police worked with my administration to quickly address the menace and restore public confidence.”

The Governor added that his cash offer to police officers who deal with gangsters responsible for a series of robberies in Nairobi, including in MPesa outlets, still stands.

“My offer still stands as we join hands to root out crime from Nairobi especially during this festive season,” he reiterated.

Speaking during the function, Governor Sonko also called for a speedy implementation of police reforms to improve the welfare of police officers.

The inaugural police event was attended by Inspector General Joseph Boinnet, Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, National Assembly Security Committee Chairman Paul Koinange among other dignitaries.

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