Nairobi’s insecurity is majorly a political problem- Police boss
Nairobi’s regional police Commander Philip Ndolo, has opened up about security problems faced by city dwellers terming them political.
The county security boss who spoke to the star cited the disorganization in Nairobi Central Business as a major security threat.
The police chief said they were grappling with security challenges which could be easily fixed if Governor Mike Sonko’s administration worked closely with security agencies.
“Some of the challenges experienced by Nairobi residents are political hence require political solutions,” Ndolo said.
Ndolo observed that hawking in Nairobi’s CBD has compromised security in the city and also affected genuine traders who have rented space to do business.
“Hawking is rife in the city’s Central Business District, this has compromised security as traders who generously pay rent to do business get disadvantaged since they get blocked by hawkers trading in same businesses,” Ndolo said.
He further noted that for petty crimes to come to an end within the CBD, street families must be moved away from the city.
“Petty crime in the CBD such as mugging cannot end with the presence of street families,”
“These are the major issues that if well addressed will make the city clean, organized and more secure. These would lead to a reduction in crime and insecurity in general,” Ndolo noted.