Wananchi urged to support police in fighting crime

Church leaders in the crime-ridden Likoni sub-county of Mombasa want residents to support the police in the fight against crime.

The Likoni Catholic Bishop, Henry Ndune said there is need for residents to stay alert and interact with the police in the fight against runaway crime.

Bishop Ndune was speaking on Good Friday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Mtongwe where the faithful commemorated the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

The man of God warned against polarizing the fight against crime noting that residents have the responsibility to inform the police illegal activities or suspicious looking people in their localities.

If residents and the police work together, then the cases of crime will be greatly reduced, he said adding that security is the responsibility of everybody.

Another clergyman, Jeff Mbatia urged residents to embrace community policing initiatives stressing that security was not the preserve of the police.

Father Mbatia said Kenyans should come together in the fight against insecurity, corruption and poverty.

The clergymen in their Easter message called on Kenyans to reconcile and live in peace and harmony.

In 2017, we had a general election marked by bitterness and divisions but it is now time to seek reconciliation with others, said Bishop Ndune.

Security agencies have arrested 120 people in Likoni in a major crackdown on criminal gangs terrorizing residents.

Source: Kenya News Agency