Police in Nairobi have set up a Special Anti-Mugging Unit in the city, in a bid to curb the rising cases of daylight robberies within the Central Business District.
The unit, that comprises officers drawn from the County, Regular and Administration Police units, has been formed to reign in the marauding gangs that are robbing and hurting people.
In a press conference, Nairobi County Commissioner Bernard Leparmarai, who was flanked by Nairobi Police Boss Japheth Koome and AP Commandant Francis Mburu, said 35 of the marauding muggers have so far been arrested as the crackdown intensifies.
They say the arrested suspects are all below the age of 25 and are set to face robbery with violence charges. It is reported that the muggers usually stalk their victims for some time before stealing from them.