A police post has been opened in Kisauni, Mombasa County in a bid to rein in cases of insecurity in the area.

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Speaking to the media on Wednesday after the opening of the Mjambere Police Post, the area police commander Mr Julius Kirage hailed the development as a great step forward.

"It may not eradicate crime but it will go a long way in significantly reducing crime. The problem with Kisauni is that the Kiembeni and Bamburi Police Stations are very far. But with this Mjambere Police Station, I strongly believe that the crime rate in this area will go down," said Mr Kiragu.

The OCPD said that officers at the police post are locals with a great understanding of Kisauni hence better positioned to deal with crime.

"The officers that we have had in the past were deployed from far-flung stations. They did not have a good understanding of the area but we now have officers who come from the area and who have a better understanding of Kisauni," he added.

Kiragu's remarks come just days after a notorious criminal known as Dula alias Captain was gunned down by police officers in Magodoroni, Kisauni.

Dula was being pursued by police officers over a string of criminal activities including robbery with violence and maiming people.