Residents of the sprawling Kabati estate in Naivasha have been urged to cooperate with the security agents by volunteering information that will help curb rising cases of crime in the area.
The Sub-county Police Commander Samuel Waweru said the government has intensified police patrols in the area to flash out the criminal gangs said to be terrorizing the residents.
Waweru however observed that the criminals were living among the residents and only they could help in flushing them out of their hideouts.
He called on the residents to provide any important information on any suspected individuals or groups to help the police in their investigations.
While admitting that there were few isolated reported criminal cases from the area, the police boss called for patience from the residents saying the police were working on the cases.
This emerged even as the residents called for enhancement of security patrols at the estate following what they described as an upsurge of criminal activities at the estate.
An elder in the area identified as James Macharia said the estate has been invaded by a group of criminals who were engaging in burglary and break-ins in shops and houses.
Macharia claimed that the criminals have been breaking into shops as early as 11 pm and cited a recent incident that occurred last night where two men attempted to steal some gas cylinders in one of the shops.
He added that the suspects unsuccessfully attempted to rob the same shop twice within a span of two hours.
One of the trader Ann Wangui said the suspected criminals may have taken advantage of the curfew limits to terrorize them adding that many of the residents had lost household items and other valuables to the gangs.
By Erastus Gichohi and Esther Mwangi