Mandera and Wajir among safest counties in the country

NepJournal
By NepJournal February 26, 2015 07:33

Mandera and Wajir among safest counties in the country

Mandera County

a section of Mandera town

By Farah Adan

Residents of Wajir and Mandera Counties have a reason to smile after a police report released on Wednesday ranked the two counties among the safest in the country despite terror attacks.

Mandera County reported 252 crime incidents with 64 deaths caused by terror attacks while Wajir County reported 438 out of the 69,736 cases reported countrywide.

The National Police Service Annual Crime Report 2014 was released by the acting Inspector General of Police Samwel Arachi.

The least number of crime cases were reported in Isiolo (219), Mandera (252) Lamu (316), Marsabit (370), Samburu (371) and Wajir (438) making them the safest counties in that order.

Wajir County

a section of Wajir town

North eastern region was however among the four regions that recorded increased cased of crime at 18% coming second to Nyanza which recorded 22%.

Terrorism, tribal conflicts and cattle rustling were responsible for the conflicts experienced Mandera, Wajir and Isiolo.

Mandera senator Hon. Billow Kerrow welcomed the report and urged Mandera residents to assist police in nabbing those associated with terror attacks on the town.

“It is only terrorism that has dented the otherwise safe status of the county. And terrorism is a global problem that even developed countries have challenges in dealing with. Let’s be patient as the government makes every effort to handle this menace”. Said Kerrow in a post on his Facebook page.

 

 

 

Do you have something to add to this story? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Your comments:

NepJournal
By NepJournal February 26, 2015 07:33

Photo of the day!

Happy Mashujaa Day

About NJ

Nep Journal is a progressive media initiative that aims to serve as the leading space where North Eastern Kenya’s leading thinkers, analysts and writers provide you, our readers, with new perspectives on all issues affecting the region.

We aim to publish daring perspectives with original content, and beautifully written pieces so as to empower, educate and inform our people.

Get in touch with NJ

Do you have anything to share with us? We value your input and contribution. You can send us your opinion pieces, articles or any other relevant information. Email: publisher @ nepjournal . com or click here