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New police boss pledges to curb crime in the City

08 September 2015, 08:12 Mike Munga

Nairobi - The new Nairobi County Police Commander, Japheth Koome has promised to work with resident associations and members of society to curb crime in the City.

Koome, who is taking over from Benson Kibue urged the members to volunteer information that will enable officers to deal with criminal activities in the City.

Speaking during the handover ceremony held Monday at Nairobi area police headquarters, Koome said he will serve without fear or favour and urged police officers to work together as a team.

"Even if you are from regular police, Administration Police, GSU or CID let us come and work together," he told the meeting attended by OCPDs and CID commanders from Nairobi area.

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The police boss said he will ensure the city is free of crime in order for trade to propel and warned anyone planning to disrupt the normal life of Nairobians saying they will be dealt with accordingly.

"We will make sure that any law breaker is dealt with despite of his rank in the society," he said adding that even police officers will not be spared.    

Outgoing Commander Benson Kibue was optimistic that the new boss will carry from where he has left and help tone down organized crimes, carjacking incidences, muggings and female criminals being used by their male counterparts to terrorize residents in the city.

"I am handing you a clean plate of good and disciplined officers. Criminals are in the city where a lot of people reside and I am confident that you are capable of eliminating them," he said.

Benson Kibue who is the new Director of police operations at Vigilance house however regretted that he could have done better during the Westgate mall attack tragedy.

- MyNews24

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