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Insecurity looms in Olympic Kibra


Insecurity and indignity that comes with lack sanitation facilities like toilets is ailing olympic and neighbouring areas in kibera constituency.

Julius Onyindo a resident of Sarang’ombe s who spoke to Ghetto Radio said the security situation in Olympic for many years has deteriorated  despite the national government, the Nairobi Metropolitan Services and non-governmental organizations having invested in floodlights in the area.

 “Erecting a floodlight is not a big deal, the police officers in Olympic need to work on their response. Because sometimes in case of security lapse they don’t act swiftly,“Onyindo said

Onyindo believes area inOlympic have turned into criminals’ paradise since no action has been taken on several cases reported at Sarang’ombe chief’s camp.

The situation is no different in the nearby areas like Sarang’ombe, whose residents have to contend with unreliable water supply, bad roads, unlit streets and lack of social amenities and institutions.

According to another resident who sought anonymity said  police officers in the area are taking too long when called by residents to respond to security  lapse  a situation.


“The security situation here is bad. Sections of the road have lights thanks to a project by the national government but the rest of the areas are dark and unsafe because some floodlights that were vandalized have not been replaced. ’’

Already, a number of families have relocated to presumably safe areas due to the situation while those remaining are calling on the security agents to intensify their vigilance in the area to make the safe again.

Untill the time Ghetto Radio was going on press (air) out several attempts  to reach Sarang’ombe location Chief Joseph Songa for reply  on insecurity was futile as our calls were not answered.

By Rodgers Oduor