Re­move street chil­dren, fam­i­lies from CBD and re­ha­bil­i­tate them to stop rob­beries — Mwangi

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Crim­i­nals in Nairobi are dis­guis­ing them­selves as vagabonds, street chil­dren and des­ti­tute peo­ple to rob res­i­dents in the CBD, Nairobi Ju­bilee politi­cian Fran­cis Mwangi has said.

“Peo­ple are no longer safe. Rob­beries are hap­pen­ing even dur­ing the day,” he said.

Many res­i­dents have been robbed of phones, money and lap­tops, as the num­ber of street chil­dren grows day by day, Mwangi said.

“They are all over, es­pe­cially on Tom Mboya Street and Moi Av­enue,” the busi­ness­man said.

Nairobi has be­come a con­fer­ence hub with many dig­ni­taries vis­it­ing, so “we should make it clean, safe and se­cure,” the politi­cian said.

He urged Gov­er­nor Evans Kidero and county of­fi­cials to hu­manely re­lo­cate street fam­i­lies to keep the city clean and safe.

The gov­ern­ment has set aside funds to re­ha­bil­i­tate the youth, but the county gov­ern­ment has failed to con­trol the chil­dren, Mwangi said.

Kidero has in the past said the county can’t be blamed for the pres­ence of the street urchins.

/ENOS TECHE

Street chil­dren swim in a pond in Uhuru Park, Nairobi, on March 21

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