DCI issues new directive over surge in thuggery activities in Nairobi CBD

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 21 Jun, 2021 16:09 | 2 mins read
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DCI Headquarters, Nairobi:PHOTO/courtesy.
DCI Headquarters, Nairobi:PHOTO/courtesy.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) now wants members of the public who have fallen prey to thuggery activities in the Nairobi central business district to file a report on the cases.

In a statement, the DCI says most of the victims who have shared their horrific ordeal on social media fail to report the matter making it difficult for the DCI to tame the vice.

“While many victims take to social media to narrate their ordeals in the hands of mugger gangs (which is good sensitization), we further urge them to formalize those complaints as guided, to facilitate the prosecution process once arrests are effected,” the DCI wrote on its social media handles.

The DCI also revealed that most thugs operating at the City CBD have managed to get off the hook after victims quit the cases before they are concluded.

“Many are scenarios when suspected muggers go scot-free even after they have been arrested along various Streets and walks within the CBD, as the few who report at the station fail to pursue their cases or never turn up for hearings,” the DCI added

DCI’s statement comes in the wake of an increase in the number of robbery with violence incidences at the Nairobi CBD.

Many Kenyans who took to social media narrated how they have been attacked at certain parts of the city that have become rampant with criminal cases.

“Avoid the general 680 Hotel, Bruce House area of Standard Street all the way to Jubilee Insurance to City Hall and up to Supreme Court esp. past 7.30pm. There's a gang of about 4-6 guys who are mugging people. One walks around with a dagger,” Chris Mwenda wrote on his social media handles.

The DCI has now promised to act on the cases diligently once they are filed at its offices at Nairobi Central.