Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

Beware of these five places in Nairobi


Nairobi is known as the hub of Africa but this comes with its challenges such as various types of crime. There are areas that have been declared by the Region Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC) crime hot-spots. Some of the crime hot-spots listed in the report are:

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1) Lang’ata Region

Kibera, Salama, Karanja Road, Kiandaa (dark alley), Bombolulu, Soweto,Migigingo, Lindi, Line Saba, Soweto, Highrise. These areas are famous for theft, armed robbery and assault. You can be attacked either during the day or at night.

Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

2) Embakasi Region

Kayole, Soweto-Embakasi Bridge, area opposite Jacaranda Estate, Highridge Teacher’ College playing ground, Gitari, Maringo, Laikipia, Kangundo road-railway line junction. Here all kinds of crime are committed, ranging from kidnapping to assault to armed robbery and trading in small arms and light weapons. You have to be careful at all times.


3) Dagoretti Region

Kasovo,Ndunyu,Maumau,Kiana, Waithaka kwa Ng’ang’a, Kabiria, Mlango soko in Kwangware, Muslim Kawangware, Ndwaru road. In these areas the most notorious crimes include drug peddling, theft of motor cycles (Boda boda), dumping site of dead bodies, armed robbery, and trading in Small Arms and light weapons (SALW). The crimes are committed from 6 in the evening to 3 in the morning, at times it happens randomly.

Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

Five crime hot-spots in Nairobi

4) Kamukunji Region

Mlango kubwa (between Eastleigh, Garage and St. Teresa), Eastleigh (Desai Road Section 3 and 7), Huruma Grounds and around the chief’s place, Mathare North area (near Albadir petrol station), Kiamaiko, Majengo, Ngara; Railway quarters and near Equity Bank, Kasarani. These areas are known for car accessories snatching such as side mirrors, luggage stealing, assault, sexual gender based violence, armed robbery, drug peddling, kidnapping, mugging, break-ins. It can happen anytime.


5) Makadara Region

Jericho, Jericho sports ground (Uwanja soo, Kiambiu, Katulo Road, Mutindwa, shepherds and Uhuru junction, makongeni-Likoni Road Bridge, Mukuru fauta bridge, Mesora. Mukuru Reuben, Harambee, stage 2, Mukuru kwa Njenga near Muhindi mweusi supermarket, South B near the bridge, South C near fly over. In these areas almost everything goes from theft, assault, armed robbery, trading in Small Arms and light weapons (SALW), Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) like rape, carjacking and kidnapping etc. crimes are committed any time.

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