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Text of report by Dominic Wabala and Fred Mukinda entitled "Trail of death as gunmen run wild" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 7 May; subheadings as published
A spate of unresolved killings in Nairobi and its environs over the past two months has raised the alarm over the level of gun crimes in Kenya's capital city. From March, over 26 people have been shot and killed in circumstances that suggest planned murder rather than opportunistic crimes or robberies gone wrong.
The number could be much higher given that the Nation figures are based only on reports of high-profile killings. The trend is even more alarming because in most of the cases, police appear to be unable to arrest or prosecute any suspects. Those who have been felled by the gunmen's bullets include politicians, businessmen, professionals, NGO leaders and public servants.
"Police seem to have failures that they can't overcome" said security expert Capt (Rtd) Simiyu Werunga. He added: "As much as they are trying, it is evident that police are incapable of assuring citizens of their security. They are few in number compared to the population, but instead of patrolling, they still misdirect their resources to insignificant duties like the recent car chase of a young man who wants …