Nairobi, Kenya’s capital is a vast city. As such, no one can really keep track of everything that happens in various parts of the city of Nairobi. One thing that is for sure is that Nairobi is full of many unsolved crimes in Kenya. People are mugged, robbed, drugged and killed every other day both within the city of Nairobi and in the suburbs. However, the fact is that crime rates in Kenya especially within the Nairobi CBD have been on an exponential rise over the past couple of years. Many people in Kenya are rather insecure when walking around the Nairobi city streets and especially in downtown Nairobi. When I talk about Nairobi downtown area, I mean the area after Tom Mboya Street downwards to Kirinyaga Road, River Road, Kariokor, Pumwani, Ziwani, Kamukunji, Country Bus Station, City Market and even down to Jogoo Road around City Stadium in Nairobi.
However, much as crimes in Nairobi are experienced every other time, you still have an option of reporting crime cases in Kenya as a victim or a witness. Reporting crimes to traffic police in Nairobi, who are manning various Nairobi roundabouts, might not be the best option for Nairobi residents. Most of the traffic police in Nairobi town will just send you to the nearest police station in Nairobi. In Nairobi town, there are various police stations and police posts where you can walk to and report a crime you witnessed within the city and see the police act on it.
Central Police Station in Nairobi
Central Police Station in Nairobi is perhaps the most popular police station in Nairobi today. In fact, many crimes occurring within the Nairobi CBD, and especially uptown Nairobi are reported at the central police station. Central Police Station in Nairobi is located along University Way just next to the University of Nairobi main campus. University Way in Nairobi is the road that enjoins Moi Avenue at the farthest end at Jevanjee Gardens in Nairobi town. In fact, if you are at Jevanjee Gardens in uptown parts of Nairobi, and you ask someone for directions to Central Police Station in Nairobi, you will easily be directed. The good thing with Central Police Station in Nairobi is that, it is easily accessible from the city centre.
KICC Police Post in Nairobi
At the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, there is also another police post where Nairobi residents can lodge their complaints. KICC Police Post in Nairobi has been in existence for many years now though not many Nairobi people know about it. Some people in Nairobi even tend to think that KICC Police Post in Nairobi is more of a preserve of the elite, politicians or the high class people in Kenya. Well, that is really not the case. If you witness any crime in Nairobi city centre and you want to report it, you can feel free to go to the KICC police post. You can access KICC Police Post in Nairobi through Harambee Avenue or City Hall Way in the city centre. Of course, that depends on your personal preferences and restrictions put in place by the KICC management in Nairobi.
Parliament Police Post in Nairobi
Parliament Police Post in Nairobi is the other place you can go to if you want to report a crime in Nairobi that has happened within the city centre. Parliament Police Post in Nairobi city centre operates on a 24 hour basis. In fact the police post in Nairobi served me really well at one time when I got mugged within the city centre in the wee hours of the night. Parliament Police Post is near Parliament in Kenya. Parliament Police Post in Nairobi is located along Uhuru Highway and next to Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi and Sheria House in Nairobi. If you are accessing it from Haile Sellasie Avenue in Nairobi, you will have to use Parliament Road at Lap Trust Building in Nairobi.
Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi
If you happen to witness any crime in downtown Nairobi area, Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi is the right place to go to and report the crime. Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi is located at Kamukunji shopping centre in Nairobi, close to the Machakos Country Bus Station in Nairobi. Kamukunji police station serves a myriad of cases in a single day in Kenya. This is perhaps is the case at Kamukunji Police Station in Nairobi because Gikomba in Nairobi and Machakos Country Bus are adjacent to it and they are known to be the hubs of crimes in Nairobi. So, you now know where to turn to, just in case you happen to witness acts of crime within the Nairobi city centre.