Thursday, 3 July 2014

Soja Invasion

With the current artificial security situation, the city has experienced an influx of guys and women who prefer to be called soja.
Unlike the previous rungu wielding soja, these are high tech. The rungu has given way to a beeper and a mirror on pole.
They no longer check people leaving buildings for valuables they might have nicked. No. Their duty is to go round cars and appear to look under it using the mirror. At the mall if you are in a car they check the car. Not the passenger. If you are a pedestrian they parse you over with the beeper. If it beeps you are good to go. If it doesn't it has a problem.

At a building entrance, if you have a bag, they will beep you up with the beeper but they will not check the bag.

And then jukistopia wonders why shanties are mushrooming all over

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Once Bitten Twice Clever

After Thika road we knew the culprits immediately (Al Shabab) and had a solution within hours  (camerarise the entire city). After Juja road we knew the culprits immediately (foreigners without ID’s) and found a solution within hours (send them to refugee camps via Kasarani) . At Mpeketoni we knew the culprits immediately (local political networks) and took immediate action (step-aside-ise the police county bosses).

Why can we not use the same dexterity to stop the murders before they occur? Because we love surprises.

For example, in jukistopia, we once gave the security guards a six months notice to stop their services. To our surprise there was a marked increase in thuggery around Jukistopia in the succeeding months. Even more surprising was that the guards always seemed to be caught unawares even when a resident had warned of an impending attack. And if there was burglary the guards would hear a resident's scream long after the thugs were gone.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Beyond What You See

In case of crime in Jukistopia the first thing we do in order to nab the culpable is draw a list motive holders. A list of anyone or entity likely to benefit from the crime whether directly or indirectly.
That is why after recent bus bombings I was shocked that the only entity on the police radar is Al-Shabab even though it did not claim credit as it is want to.
what of the following? Do they have a valid motive
1. Those that sell metal detectors.
2. Those who run private security firms
3. Business rivals
4. Those seeking tenders to supply (cross-city) CCTV coverage.

Just before and during the influx mobile phone there was massive destruction of the Telkom Kenya infrastructure. This destruction whenever it happened was attributed to 'vandals after copper'. However the game was sold when the vandals stopped carting away the cables the cut. They would just chop are leave. Worse they started chopping in the fibre cables.