Mombasa Cops Get 10 Cars to Fight Crime

Updated: December 14, 2013

The Mombasa county police got a major boost yesterday following the arrival of another fleet of 10 rapid response patrol vehicles and five police motorcycles.

The vehicles and motorcycles, which have been bought by Hassan Joho Foundation and some Mombasa businessmen, were released yesterday from the port of Mombasa.


The vehicles bear the brand ‘Mombasa county police’ - seven double cabins, three Toyota Camry’s and five Kawasaki motorcycles.


Security sources said the high speed motorcycles will be used to curb rising petty crime.

They said they will be used for patrolling the Mombasa beaches and responding to motorcycle theft.

The double cabin vehicles were bought to operate on rough terrains, muddy areas and for quick deployment of at least nine combined AP and regular police officers per vehicle.

The vehicles are fitted with cutting edge technology comprising CCTV with a zoom ability of 500-metre radius.

The new vehicle brings to number donated to the police to 27.

Joho’s director of communication Esther Ingolo said the vehicles will be branded in accordance with an MoU signed by Joho and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo.

The MoU signed in September allows individuals to donate equipment to the police.

It allows the police to accept up to 50 vehicles from individuals and institutions in Mombasa.

Ingolo said the county is waiting for six ambulances to provide free emergency evacuations, which will be deployed to the six constituencies in Mombasa.

She said Joho will issue a press statement immediately after the Kenya@ 50 celebrations to outline new security details, which will be implemented by the county police and the county government.

Stakeholders in the tourism industry and business community .

Speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday, Mike Kamau, a manager at the Whitesands Hotel, praised the donation of the vehicle saying they will boost security.


News Source: theSTAR


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