Starehe Member of Parliament (MP) Charles Njagua alias Jaguar on Tuesday acknowledged that over the last few days, there had been increased muggings in Nairobi CBD and provided three solutions to curb the menace.
In a post on his Instagram page, Jaguar noted that security of Kenyans was guaranteed in the Constitution and urged the police to work hard and ensure Nairobians are safe.
Addressing how to end the muggings, Jaguar noted that the police and relevant bodies mandated to provide security ought to be more alert adding that Kenyans should also report criminal activities to the agencies.
"Security is paramount to every Kenyan as enshrined in our constitution. I urge all concerned authorities to step up efforts in curbing the recent mugging incidents witnessed in the streets of Nairobi.
"I urge all city dwellers to be more vigilant and report any acts of robbery or violence. Most offenders are released back into the streets owing to lack of sufficient evidence or complainants to have them convicted.
"I also request our officers to be more understanding when cases are brought to them by the general public to avoid the fear of harassment or victimisation," he posted.
Secondly, the Starehe Legislator explained that the government should bring back programs like the National Youth Service (NYS) to reduce the unemployment rate among the youth.
Lastly, he called upon the government and parastatals to work together and provide youth with finances to start and run small business enterprises.
"I call on the National government through the Ministry of youth to restore youth empowerment programs such as NYS that was able to employ more than 34,000 youth who are now jobless owing to its closure.
Additional programs like the youth enterprise fund should be made available with supplemented efforts from parastatals that deal with correctional behavior such as NACADA," he stated.
Meanwhile, criminal gangs have in the past few days invaded the streets of Nairobi where they attack unsuspecting citizens and rob them of their belongings.
Addressing the media on Monday, Nairobi County Regional Commissioner Bernard Leparmarai announced that 35 people had been arrested in the city just a few hours after the formation of an anti-mugging squad.