Joho faults leaders over rising insecurity in Mombasa

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Mombasa,KENYA: Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho has faulted local leaders over the rising cases of insecurity in the county.

Speaking during a security meeting in Mombasa, Joho stated that the local leaders were shifting blame on others instead of speaking in one voice concerning the state of security in the county.

Bamburi has witnessed a spate of killings recently with the latest being the murder of a Kenya Ports Authority employee at Vescon, who was slashed to death by thugs.

Joho also faulted the media for what he termed as exaggeration of insecurity cases saying the negative reports are driving away investors and instilling fear among the locals.

“There is crime even in other places too even in Nairobi, but strangely Mombasa always has to make the headlines,” he retorted.

Mombasa senator Mohammed Faki echoed Joho’s sentiments urging leaders to work towards ensuring peace and tranquility in the county.

Faki reiterated that Mombasa being a tourism destination it needed sufficient security to attract investors and assure locals of their safety.

“We want the community policing recommendations that we gave to be implemented.We need to reassure visitors especially this festive season,” he said.

Nyali and Kisauni residents have bore the brunt of marauding gangs who maim, kill and injure their victims even on slightest resistance during robbery incidents.

Former Kilifi County Deputy Governor Kenneth Kamto was also shot dead by unknown assailants in his Nyali residence last week.

Contribution: George Otieno

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