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MP calls for the formation of metropolitan police units

02 June 2015, 08:05 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Mvita legislator, Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has said he will push for the formation of the metropolitan police in counties following increased gunmen attacks in Mombasa in the area of Kibokini and Majengo.

Abdulswamad said he will push for the formation the police unit through an Act of parliament following increased insecurity in Mombasa.

“It’s high time we had a metropolitan police in the County to ensure that people are safe. We cannot continue dying like flies,” he said.

He observed that living in Mombasa was like living in Mexico where 12-year-olds are terrorizing residents with machetes and guns.

Speaking at the Mombasa County Stadium during the Madaraka day celebration, the MP accused national government of neglecting the coastal region in times of disaster.

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He said the Mombasa County government has not benefited from the money channeled to National Youth Service (NYS).

“Whenever there are disasters in other places in the country, NYS is deployed but that has not been the case for us here in Mombasa where we have been left to stand on our own yet people are suffering,” he lamented.

The legislator expressed concerns over the high number of criminals maneuvering the streets of Mombasa after being released on bail.

He said they will address the issue with Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to ensure that those involved in drug trafficking and crime are held in police custody so as to ensure they do not further criminal activities in the city.

“We cannot have drug lords and criminals released on bail,” said Abdulswamad.

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