Kisauni remains the most affected Sub-county with high crime rates
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino wondered why Kisauni was always mentioned in crime related incidents.
In a forum organised by human right lobby Haki Africa to train Peace champions drawn from the Administration, Ward administrators and youths, Owino said Kisauni’s sorry state was a creation of locals.
“Kisauni dwellers are the cause of this and the solution squarely lies with them,” he said.
The police Spokesperson revealed community policing was the only way out of Kisauni insecurity problems.
“Though locals have ignored community policing, we should all embrace and practice it, it has changed security state in other areas, why not in Mombasa,” noted Mr. Owino.
He urged the rights defenders to focus more on empowering the community to fully participate in security matters.
[From far right Sisters for Justice Executive Director Nailah Abdallah, Ahmed Al-amin with a peace champion during the training. Photo/Pauline Kwamboka.]
His remarks were fully backed by Kisauni Sub-County Deputy commissioner Kipchumba Ruto who said security agents face challenges while balancing between protection of locals and their property as well as curbing crime rate in Kisauni.
“Let’s work in unison and tame insecurity or else it will remain a blame game,” he revealed.
Speaking during the same forum, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said the peace champions will bridge the gap between police and the Community.
Khalid said the security problems in Mombasa will be amicably addressed by locals.
He called for well coordinated channel of reporting crime related issues to the police so that urgent actions can be taken in arresting the worrying trend.
“By blaming each other we are only propagating more insecurity problems, lets work in unison, all quarters should unite for a positive course of making Kisauni and larger Mombasa habitable for all,” reiterated Mr. Khalid.