Residents demand more police patrol vehicles
16 January 2014, 10:05
Nakuru - Residents of Kaptembow and Rhonda Estates in Nakuru town have called on the central government to deploy more police patrol vehicles in the area to curb insecurity.
They said that cases of insecurity in the area have been on rise in the past two weeks with more than ten people having been killed mysteriously by unknown assailants.
Speaking on Tuesday at Kaptembwow Primary School during a consultative meeting with senior security personnel, area ward representative Daniel Ambale said it is a shame that both Kamptembow and Rhonda Estates have only one police patrol vehicle.
“We have been experiencing cases of insecurity in this area for the past few weeks and that is why we want our government to increase the number patrolling vehicles to deal with this vice of insecurity,” he said.
Ambale, who is also the leader of minority at the Nakuru County assembly, said that Kamptembow Estate has a population of 70,000 people saying there is also need to deploy more security personnel in the two police posts in the area.
During the meeting, the residents faulted the police officers for dragging their feet when responding to distress calls.
“This Estate is densely populated and the police officers available cannot protect all the citizens,” he said.
Ambale also called on the Nakuru government to intervene and help improve the level of security in the area.
He said that the local residents have so far vowed to boycott paying the levies imposed by the office of the governor if their security is not guaranteed.
The MCA also said that there is need to install more street lights in the area to help reduce cases of insecurity.
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