BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,4TH JULY 2017-Police have revealed the most dangerous areas that are mostly likely to experience election related violence in Nairobi ahead of August 8 elections.The areas include Ziwani, Globe Cinema roundabout, Umoja, Mukuru, Kariobangi South, Buruburu, Dandora and Makadara . Nairobi Police Commander, Japheth Koome, the threat level in the areas in question is marginally higher.
“We are closely monitoring areas with a large population, of course there are many other places but we are prioritizing the areas I have mentioned,” he said.
Koome also sought to reassure residents that security agencies are working towards ensuring that security is beefed up by deploying more of their personnel to these hotspots.
He said that he cannot guarantee that there will not be use of force. However, he said officers will act rationally in the event of such scenarios since the process is governed by law.
“These officers put in place measures to ensure that peace prevails and I can assure you that they are committed.”
The senior officers have been holding meetings aimed at gauging their preparedness for the August polls.