The National Police Service has released a list of areas it considers as crime hot spots in Nairobi. Some of the marked areas by the Kenya Police include:
1). Globe Cinema
2). Kipande road
3). ABC Place
4). Kangemi along Waiyaki Way,
5. Parts of CBD including: National Archives, River Road, Archives, Kirinyaga road and Fig Tree.
6). Thika highway; along the Drive-In flyover to KCA, KCA underpass and Total exit.
According to the police, gangs operating in these areas are involved in a robbery with violence, carjacking, assaults, burglaries and murder.
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The police said that the Nairobi Area Police Control will be able to receive any emergency calls from 0203556771.
When issuing the alert, the police also issued safety guidelines that residents should stick by.
The Kenya Police said that pedestrians should stay aware of their surroundings, take note of parked cars, and individuals loitering around them and avoid walking alone in the darkness.
They also advised residents to reduce the use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops in traffic, and to avoid carrying ATM cards when not absolutely necessary and evaluate the amount of money to be deposited into their M-Pesa accounts.
“Avoid leaving bags, wallets or any valuable item on the chair of your vehicle when parking in a public place, keep your car doors locked and rolled up at all times,” they further recommended.
Further, car owners were advised to look out for any following cars when driving home. “Look out for cars parked too close to your gate, and watch out for unfamiliar individuals in your neighbourhood,” the police said in their guidelines.
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