In Summary
  • The report also revealed that of the 3,561 injuries documented, 1,341 occurred in Nakuru.

  • Biashara Ward (Naivasha) MCA Joel Karuri said the policy will tackle some of the land violence in Ndabibi area in Naivasha.

Nakuru County Assembly has passed a motion that seeks to manage violence.

The MCAs said the passing of the Nakuru County Violence Prevention Policy has come at a time when Nakuru is about to attain a city status.

The policy tabled in the House on June 26, 2019 by Naivasha East MCA Stanley Karanja, aims at monitoring, reducing and evaluating rates and trends of violence in the cosmopolitan devolved unit.

This will be done though inter-sectorial dialogue, collaborations and promotion of trust between the citizens and the police.

Nakuru was the epicentre of the 2007/2008 post-election violence. A commission of inquiry into the violence report indicated that out of the 1,133 people who died, 213 deaths occurred in the county.

INJURIES

The report also revealed that of the 3,561 injuries documented, 1,341 occurred in Nakuru.

According to the policy, improved data collection, analysis and sharing among stakeholders as well as the fast response mechanisms, could counter violence.

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