By PHARES MUTEMBEI
Undercover crime buster trains her eyes on people inciting Kenyans to violence
In Jane Mugo’s business, the use of codenames is the name of the game. A stranger listening to Mugo as she instructs her team will be lost.
In her office, things are not what they seem. Everything is related to her security work. For example, what looks like a pen isn’t one and what looks like a tube of lipstick isn’t! They are her work gadgets.
Apt and brilliant, Mugo has used her skills and attention to detail to bust some of Kenya’s biggest criminals. Through her work, criminals are serving time and each days she sets out to put more behind bars . . . until the country is rid of all crime.
She follows suspects under cover in and out of Kenya.
In her work, Mugo has endured nerve-numbing and spine-chilling experiences. Though she has just written to the Police Commissioner requesting for protection, she says it doesn’t mean she is conceding ground to criminals.
“It is just covering my back!” she says. “My duty is to work to bring criminals to justice. I acknowledge the danger accompanying the work. I love my work and I know danger comes with the territory,” says Mugo.
Her outfit, Trimo Security and Private Investigators, has a pool of talented brains in the business.
Her preoccupation now is to ensure that ethnic incitement is kept at bay, as Kenya prepares for a historic General Election.
“We have had tough lessons from the last elections. Our contribution as people in the security sector is to ensure a peaceful election and transition. We don’t want people inciting others, we don’t want chaos.”