Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has asked youth in the city to stop engaging in crime as this will only suffer serious consequences.
The Nairobi county boss instead asked the youth to be patient with his office as he was willing to fund them run various business instead of engaging in criminal activities.
Governor Sakaja cited crime and garbage as the two things will be seeking to tackle in the county.
“There two things that will make me an enemy of the youth, littering Nairobi and crime. I’m appealing to the youth in Nairobi to stay away from crime,” Sakaja said.
The governor who is serving a second term in office said that he recently lost a friend after he was stabbed by suspected robbers.
“Tomorrow I will be meeting with the Inspector General of Police so that we can have a solution to the criminal incidents within the city,” he said.
On Friday, Governor Sakaja told the newly sworn-in Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to deal firmly with criminals.
While congratulated the new police boss, Sakaja decried the increase in insecurity within Nairobi County, saying Nairobians have suffered the recent spate of insecurity, and his office had several solutions to share with Koome’s office.
A report released last week revealed that the recent change in political leadership that influenced the reshuffle within the security setup had seen an increase in crime within the city.
Dubbed Criminal Activity Trends the report stated that there had been a steady rise in armed and opportunist robberies in residential and commercial areas across Nairobi.
These revelations come amidst revelations by Kenyans on social media that the level of crime in the city has gone up.