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More than 100 cases of defilement have been recorded in Nairobi region since January this year.
 
Police authorities said the 129 cases reported fluctuated in numbers. In January, some 30 cases of defilement were reported as compared to 29 of February, 24 in March, 24 in April and 22 in May.
 
Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo on Friday said the trend shows a decrease in cases albeit in small margin. 
He said there are fears the cases would be on the increase given children are at home over the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
“We can see a steady decrease in the cases even though it is not impressive. We ask parents to be keen on their children,” he said.
 
Data collected in the region shows there were 11 cases of rape in the city in January as compared to seven that were recorded in February, five in March, five in April and seven in May.
 
Murder incidents stood at five in January as compared to 18 in February, 10 in March, 15 in April and 16 in May while assault cases stood at 137 in January, 151 in February, 28 in March, 15 in April and 16 in May.
 
There were 54 cases of robbery with violence cases in January as compared to 21 in February, 25 in March, 20 in April and 20 in May. Most of the incidents are believed to have happened at night despite the dusk to dawn curfew that is currently in force to tame the spread of the coronavirus.
 
Ndolo said police have enhanced operations and action taken against those reported to the authorities. He encouraged those offended to always report to the authorities for help and action.
 
“When you fail to report an incident you encourage the crime to continue being committed. We urge for continued reporting of these incidents for action,” said Ndolo.
 
He added they had investigated and took action against those accused in most of the incidents.
 
On cases of alleged brutality by police on the public, Ndolo said they had already taken action on those accused.
 
Meanwhile, more than 200 police officers have been moved in changes announced by Inspector General of police. Others were moved by Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
 
At least 30 of them were traffic personnel based at the Kilimani police division. They were moved after “some of them misbehaved” last week on the road. They are supposed to move out of the division by June 30, according to an internal memo by the Deputy Inspector General of police Edward Mbugua.
 
The affected officers have been replaced by a similar number of personnel.

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