Meru County has highest number of murders

Meru Governor and Council of Governors Chairman Peter Munya (front left), his deputy Salim Mvurya (on his left) together with other governors in a discussion after the third annual devolution conference at Meru National Polytechnic on April 21, 2016 evening. The Kenya Economic Survey 2016 showed Meru County had the highest murder cases in the country. PHOTO | PHOEBE OKALL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Counties that showed an increase in crime are Kitui (851), Machakos (723) and Bungoma (702).

  • The survey also showed a huge number of murder suspects are not convicted, suggesting the offenders often walk free.

  • Looking at all categories of crime, the highest number of incidents – 4,768 — was reported in Kiambu County.

  • The survey also showed that 80 per cent of offenders are male.

Meru is Kenya’s murder capital, a new government survey has shown.

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