More police officers are turning to crime
Police officers are among criminals terrorising Kenyans, a report released by the Kenya Police Service Wednesday has revealed. The report also says murder and robbery cases are on the rise. A lot of the crimes involve the use of firearms and ammunition held by criminals.
However, the number increased to 48 this year, representing a 243 per cent increase. Following the increase in the number of errant officers, Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo has said that specialised teams like the Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) and crime intelligence personnel will be deployed in affected areas.
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) and the Internal Affairs Unit of the Police Service are working together to crack down on errant officers in the wake of an increase in armed crimes especially in Nairobi and the surrounding areas. “Where errant officers are reported, we will not hesitate to take action accordingly,” Mr Kimaiyo warned on Wednesday.
The report titled, ‘Kenya Police Service Comparative Figures’ shows that killings and robberies have increased in the last five months, while there has been a reduction in economic crimes and drug trafficking. Out of 1,294 people killed between January and May this year, 869 were murdered, constituting about 64 per cent of the total number.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation