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I Am Here To Restore Security, New Starehe Police Boss Declares


Newly installed Starehe Sub-County Police Commander Julius Kiragu has vowed to restore security within the area.

Julius Kiragu who was transferred from Gigiri area says that he has an outline and plan on how to deal with criminals in the area that have in the recent past threatened the security of area residents.

“The main job of police officers is to enforce the law and fight criminals. That is why I am here, to fight criminals. The government brought me here to mainly fight criminals,” he said.

Kiragu says his first major asignment will be to ensure that peace and calmness is permanently installed in Mathare’s Mlango Kubwa estate.

His sentiments come just a day after Mlango Kubwa was plagued by commuinity clashes for two days in arow.

The clashes saw several civilians and police officers who had gone to the area to restore calm injured.

“The clashes in Mlango Kubwa are a bit complicated. We however restored calm in the area and also managed to arrest several criminals,” he said.

The clashes also saw several business premises in Mlango Kubwa looted and destroyed.