Placing sixth in a contest against forty-seven other participants is not a feat. However, when the contest is on insecurity, the celebration becomes ‘worry’ with a quest for immediate solutions. In the report released by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Mombasa was listed 6th most prone county to have election-related violence. On top of the current crime rate in the county.
The government has taken affirmative action to heighten security in the coastal region with the Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i opening a new Anti-terrorism Police Unit in the cost.
“People of Coast should have nothing to worry about. Continue going about your activities peacefully, obey the law, choose the leaders you desire, exercise your democratic right, and thank God you leave in a democratic free, and peaceful country,” CS. Fred Matiang’i.
The project was a result of a joint partnership between the Kenyan government and the British government. The CS also revealed that plans are at an advanced stage to place a court at the Anti-terrorism Police Unit to haste the hearing and prosecution of terrorism cases.