Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof. Kithure Kindiki says there has been a decline of crime cases in the country three months after he assumed the role.
Prof. Kindiki, while giving his 100 days scorecard since taking oath of office, is at the same time assuring Kenyans of enhanced security.
"Crime in the country has reduced by 13.5% from 8,297 reported incidents to 7,179 incidents in absolute numbers. Urban crime especially the Nairobi muggings that had threatened to disrupt our way of life and businesses in our capital city in the September and October season has now been contained," the CS said in his address to the media at Harambee House.
He says the nearly 6,000 newly-joined officers to the National Police Service (NPS) as well as nearly 3,000 Kenya Prisons Service officers will be immediately deployed to security hotspots in the country even as the government sustains its fight against crime.
"We have stepped up our border patrols and upped our surveillance on the proliferation of illicit arms, narcotic drugs and substances. We have improved on our intelligence gathering to stay steps ahead of the enemy."
While pledging to oversee the complete and permanent end of banditry and livestock rustling in the country, the Interior CS disclosed that 60% of livestock stolen across 10 counties following banditry attacks have since been recovered with security teams in hot pursuit of the missing 40%.
"I want to assure the people of Kenya that neither the occasional antics nor the glorification that bandits are getting from a tiny minority of naysayers, will deter our resolve to eliminate them and the threat they pose to our country's search for peace and progress," he added.