The National Police Service has released a list of crime hotspots in Nairobi.
The police are urging the public to avoid the areas at all costs to prevent falling victim to the rising levels of insecurity.
Through a report released on Monday, November 14, the NPS stated that their data established that the criminals are targeting all persons, residential areas and businesses including M-Pesa shops.
Moreover, the report showed that people were mugged both during the day at night.
The crime hotspot areas include.
- Thika highway; along the Drive-In flyover to KCA, KCA underpass and Total exit
- Globe Cinema and Kipande road
- ABC Place and Kangemi along Waiyaki Way
- Parts of CBD such as River Road, Archives, Kirinyaga road and Fig Tree.
Likewise, the National Police Service reported that the perpetrators are involved in robbery with violence, carjacking, assaults, burglaries and murder.
Nonetheless, the NPS has highlighted some recommendations for the public to stay safe.
- Pedestrians are advised to stay aware of their surroundings, take note of parked cars, and individuals loitering around them and avoid walking alone in the darkness.
- Residents are advised to reduce the use of mobile phones, tablets, and laptops in traffic
- Avoid carrying ATM cards when not necessary and evaluate the amount of money to be deposited into your 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 windows always rolled up.
In addition, car owners are advised to look out for any cars following them when driving home, look out for the cars parked too close to your gate, and watch out for unfamiliar individuals in your neighborhood.
Furthermore, the police service recommended installation of CCTV systems for homeowners and for those with security fences to ensure they are working.
Nevertheless, the NPS advised residents to cooperate fully with the criminals in case of the attack and avoid fighting or arguing with them.
You can call the Nairobi Area Police Control for any emergency on 0203556771.