The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is calling upon members of the public who have fallen victim to muggers within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) to file their complaints formally.
Notably, DCI acknowledged that most victims have been taking to social media to narrate their experiences which they said was not helping them get the justice they deserve.
“Many are scenarios when suspected muggers go scot-free even after they have been arrested along various Streets and Walks within the CBD, as the few who report at the station fail to pursue their cases or never turn up for hearings,” DCI said.
In a rejoinder, the investigative agency pledged to ensure the safety of all citizens within Nairobi “while subjecting any acts of criminality to the unforgiving arm of the law.”
IG Mutyambai responds to CBD’s insecurity concerns
Social media parading of matters has been a prick to the security force officials, where Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai banned its use for officers to air their grievances.
In a June 17 memo, the IG directed that officers across all ranks follow the existing protocols to address their allegations. He reiterated the same through the #EngagetheIG forum earlier today.
“Being a disciplined service, we have a Service Standing Order (SSO) which has laid down guidelines and procedures on how police officers should launch their complaints. Officers have been encouraged to use them,” Mutyambai said.
Police officers have been seen taking up the platforms, such as earlier last month where a Mombasa-based traffic police officer made a video accusing her bosses of sexual harassment, a matter that caught Mutyambai’s attention.
During the forum, security concerns within Nairobi CBD and its environs were raised by various Twitter users, who demanded swift action.
@joanngengi pleaded, “Deploy security officers in the CBD Sir,its getting out of hand.”
@charlesmwau, on his/her part claimed, “Some of your boys are rogue ..wanapora raia kabisa. kwanza hapa Muthurwa post asubuhi.”
@HMalumu opined, “CBD around teleposta at morning who can’t pass around there Thugs snatched our properties while going to hustle Consider about patrol officers there.”
IG Mutyambai responded saying, “I have taken note of insecurity within CBD. Action will be taken and security enhanced.”