By; Ngala Mgandi
Police in Mombasa will deal firmly with criminals that have been terrorising residents ahead of holy month of Ramadhan.
Muslims across the world are set to start observing the holy month from next week.
Mombasa County Police commander Johnstone Ipara has urged the public to support security agencies in the fight against crime in the Coastal city.
He said they have taken steps to heighten security in all parts of the County and there would be visible police deployments at places of worship day and night.
He urged the public to continue reporting insecurity and drug trafficking cases to the police in order to eradicate crime in the tourist resort city.
Speaking in his office on Friday, Ipara said police officers will be carrying out night patrols to ensure faithful attend prayers in mosques without hitches.
He urged residents to embrace community policing initiatives stressing out that security was not the preserve of the police but the responsibility of everybody.
Ipara hailed Likoni sub county residents for their collaboration in the Nyumba Kumi initiative which he said has improved security in the area.
“Early this week, we netted 22 suspected drug traffickers and were charged before the court of law,” he said.
He said members of criminal gangs who have been fighting each other in recent months have reconciled and vowed to be law abiding citizens.