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Police List Crime Hot Spots, Give Tips On How To Evade Criminals


The National Police Service has listed names of 10 areas deemed to be crime hot spots in Nairobi County.

The areas along Thika Superhighway, Waiyaki and even the Central Business District.

Crime hot spots along Thika Superhighway include, Drive-in flyover, KCA underpass and Total exit.

In Waiyaki Way, the areas are, ABC Place and Kangemi. River Road, Archives, Kirinyaga Road and Fig Tree are the areas within CBD black listed by the police.

NPS has also given tips to Kenyans on how to keep themselves safe against the crime waves that have shaken the city.

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  • Pedestrians to be aware of your surroundings. Take note of parked cars, and individuals loitering around you.
  • Avoid walking alone in the darkness, try as much as possible to get home before dark.
  • Reduce the use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops in traffic (especially if you do not have tinted glasses)
  • Do not carry ATM cards when not absolutely necessary.
  • Evaluate the amount of money to be deposited in your M-Pesa account.
  • Do not leave bags, wallets or any valuable item on the chair of your vehicle when parking in a public place as it attracts criminals.
  • Keep your car doors locked and rolled up at all times.
  • While driving home, look out for cars following you, look out for cars parked too close to your gate, watch out for unfamiliar individuals in your neighbourhood.
  • Highly advisable to install CCTV systems in your homes.
  • Those with security fences, ensure they are working.

The police have also asked Kenyans not to resist or fight back in case they are attacked by criminals.

They can also call 0203556771 in case of an emergency.


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