Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has instructed the city askaris not to arrest any person on Fridays.
The order is to take effect immediately.
Dr Kidero said that the enforcement of arrests by the city askaris especially on Fridays was an avenue to mint money, especially by the department of Physical Planning.
“Arrests are made on tampered charges, which put residents in an awkward position where they have no recourse but to negotiate their way out privately,” he noted.
He emphasised, “there will be absolutely no arrest on Friday.” He also ordered that any arrests to be made at a planning site, will only be effected in the company of a technical person from the Department of Planning.
He further announced that phase one of CCTV installation system in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) was through and would soon be launched.
“All the cameras are in place,” he confirmed.
He explained, “The second phase covering hotspots such as Kariobangi, Komarock, Kawangware, Kangemi and Dandora will be operational next year, while by 2016 a total of 200 cameras will have been installed to cover the whole of Nairobi,” he revealed. Kidero spoke as he unveiled the new chief of Security, Compliance, Investigations and Fire and Disaster Management in the city. Former Central Provincial Police Officer Francis Munyama is the city commandant and will be working with director of Inspectorate and Acting Chief fire officer.
Munyambu has a BA and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Nairobi.