Security agents promise to work with residents to curb insecurity

Mombasa Deputy County Commissioner Salim Mahamoud at a past event. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Security personnel in Mombasa on Tuesday said they are ready to work with the residents to help curb the increasing insecurity cases that have continued to rock some parts of the City.

Speaking during a security Baraza which brought together  locals and security officers, Mombasa Deputy County Commissioner Salim Mahamoud stated that security is a collective responsibility thus the need for corporation.

He further challenged residents to show honesty and open up in disclosing to the authority information which will help in tracking and apprehending individuals purported to be harassing the public in county.

‘’I urge all of you to corporate with us, kindly share with us the information you have concerning these individuals who have been caused insecurity in the area so that we can seize them,’’ he said.

Mahamoud however had hard times to convince the residents who voiced their concerns accusing the officers of arresting innocent people and later ask for bribes to release them, allegations he strongly denied but promised to investigate.

‘’I don’t believe there is any officer who can ask for a bribe to let go an innocent Kenyan, that could be wrong and such officers doesn’t qualify to deserve the public,’ he asserted.

The meeting came in the wake of increasing insecurity concern in some parts of Mombasa among them; Majengo, Old Town, Floringi, Kisauni and Likoni where residents especially women recently have been robbed of their properties by illegal groups of youths.