In Summary
  • The installation by Chinese firm Ms Nanjing Les Information Technology cost Sh437 million
  • This is Phase One of the project that has comprehensively covered the CBD and soon, cameras would be introduced in other major towns

Surveillance cameras have been mounted in a number of public places, as the government beefs up security.

Some 42 cameras have been mounted at roundabouts, bus stations, markets and major crime spots in Nairobi.

Metropolitan Development Secretary John Maina said the high-tech Closed Circuit Television cameras (CCTV) will also help check motorists who break traffic rules.

The installation by Chinese firm Ms Nanjing Les Information Technology cost Sh437 million.

“The cameras work even at night,” Mr Maina said.

They can rotate at 360 degrees and will therefore cover a larger perimeter to monitor any crimes and traffic offences in the city,” he said.

Mr Maina said the 24-hour surveillance cameras would be monitored from Police headquarters while those at roundabouts would be managed from Nairobi County offices.

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