The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Amin Mohamed has directed the security personnel to be more vigilant during this festive season.
Mohamed made the remarks during a meeting with senior DCI officers in Nairobi as he urged them to ensure proper security for Kenyans during December celebrations countrywide.
According to the DCI boss, criminals often take advantage of the festive season and harm innocent citizens in the process.
“Amin Mohamed noted that it was at such a season of the year when criminals in their numbers set out to interrupt the peace and safety of the citizens through violent robberies, breakings and all manner of felonies.
“He therefore directed the commanders to mobilize their strengths for round-the-clock coverages, to ensure that Kenyans were assured of adequate security as they continued with their daily economic ventures & celebratory activities,” DCI noted in a statement.
He added that DCI detectives were well prepared to deal with cases of insecurity in the country.
Additionally, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki had earlier disclosed that all police officers on leave would be recalled back to duty during this festive season.
“For us in the security sector, this is our busiest season, as everybody retreats for holiday, we have mobilised ourselves.
“All those officers on leave will forfeit their leaves and we will be on duty and alert,” Kindiki stated while appearing before the National Assembly Security Committee on November 8.