A report by the National Police Service has highlighted the top five most dangerous regions in Nairobi County.
The report, Crime Hot Spots, published on the National Police Service website, has listed various regions in the county where most crimes occur and the types of crimes committed.
In Embakasi region, police listed Kayole, Soweto, Gitari, Kangundo road-railway line junction, area opposite Jacaranda Estate and Highridge Teachers’ College playing ground.
According to the law enforcers, most crimes reported in these Embakasi regions include; abduction, theft, armed robbery, assault and they occured between 6pm to 5am and also in broad daylight.
Lang’ata area was also mentioned with Kibera, Bombolulu, Migingo, Salama, Karanja Road, Kiandaa (dark alley), Lindi, Line Saba and Highrise being the most affected.
The police identified theft, armed robbery and assault being regularly reported both during the day and at night.
The research also revealed several hot spot areas in Makadara region including Jericho, Mutindwa, Makongeni-Likoni Road Bridge, Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kiambiu, Katulo Road, Uhuru junction, Mukuru Fauta bridge, Mukuru kwa Reuben, Harambee, South B near the bridge and South C near fly over.
The nature of crimes committed in these regions were identified as theft, assault, armed robbery, trading in small arms and light weapons, sexual gender-based violence, carjacking and kidnapping which mostly happened between 6pm-5am.
According to the study, Kamukunji is also among the top dangerous areas within the City, with the worst affected areas being Mlango Kubwa, Majengo, Huruma Grounds, Eastleigh (Desai Road Section 3 and 7), Mathare North, Kiamaiko, Ngara near Railway quarters and Equity Bank, Kasarani.
In these areas, armed robbery, snatching of car accessories, mugging, luggage stealing, assault, drug peddling, gender-based violence, kidnapping and break-ins were mostly reported especially during the day.
Also in the report, several areas in Dagoretti had drug peddling, trading in small arms and light weapons, theft of motor cycles, dumping of dead bodies and armed robbery reported between 6.00pm- 3am and in the evenings.
The areas included: Kawangware, Kosovo, Ndunyu, Maumau, Kiana, Waithaka kwa Ng’ang’a, Kabiria, Mlango soko and Ndwaru road.