Police in Mombasa are on alert as Christmas and New Year festivities kick off with thousands of visitors expected to flock the resort city. Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki assured that adequate security has been deployed in strategic areas including public beaches, shopping malls, churches and at the Likoni crossing channel.
“We assure both the international and the local visitors to Mombasa of their security,” he said. Achoki was addressing journalists at his Uhuru na Kazi offices after a closed-door meeting with various police bosses from the region.
“A multi-agency team has been deployed to work closely with the marine police officers to ensure that our waters are safe from any kind of threat,” he added.
At the same time, he said traffic police officers will ensure that trucks keep to the left at the Makupa causeway to avoid traffic snarl-ups. “All potholes have been sealed at the Makupa Causeway and we have directed that all trucks plying the route drive on the left unless one is overtaking, we will be working closely with KeNHA to ensure that a signage has been mounted in the area,” he said. He added that his officers are working closely with Kenya Bureau of Standards and Nacada to ensure safe alcohol is sold to residents