Ruto Deploys GSU and RDU to Deal with Insecurity in Nairobi CBD

President William Ruto has deployed General Service Unit {GSU} and the Rapid Deployment Unit {RDU} to deal with the criminals who have made an upward trajectory of crime rise in Nairobi Central Business District {CBD} and its surrounding areas.

Ruto Deploys GSU and RDU to Deal with Insecurity in Nairobi CBD
Cabinet secretaries gave their approval for the stationing of the police as an addition to the security personnel patrolling the city in a despatch from the Cabinet dated Tuesday, November 15.

This comes after a string of robberies and muggings that have been reported, notably in the financial area (CBD).


An armed robber spotted walking with a knife along Mombasa road. PHOTO TWITTER

"Cabinet sanctioned swift and decisive action to deal with all those perpetrating crimes with the deployment of additional specialized police units drawn from the GSU and RDU," the despatch read in part.

The CS also decided to increase security surveillance to curb criminality. To bring about peace in the North Rift, a squad akin to this one was also put in place.

"Cabinet approved the reinstatement of the multi-agency co-ordination between Kenya's security organs and operators at all points of entry I detect and prevent trafficking in Narcotics and other psychotropic substances," the statement read in part.

The public was asked by Ruto's cabinet to be helpful with information to help the security personnel protect the country.

The government strengthened border security by putting measures in place to deal with drug trafficking in the nation.

As a result, Nairobi County Police Command changes were made, with Adamson Bungei taking over as the new county police chief, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.

Additionally, Japhet Koome, the Inspector General of Police, gave robbers until November 15 to turn up their weapons or face the full weight of the law.