Most dangerous gangs in Nairobi named

Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) lead researcher Catrine Christiansen and Independent Medico Legal Unit Board member Mohamud Said at the launch of a report on violence in urban slums at the Sarova Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on February 23, 2016. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A survey conducted by the University of Edinburg, the Danish Institute Against Torture and the Independent Medico Legal Unit released on Tuesday indicates that gangs and police were responsible for 43 per cent and 25 per cent of violence in slums respectively.
  • The findings come just a few weeks after the police sounded the alarm over the rising number of criminal gangs who operate using social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook to coordinate criminal activities.

Police have named the three most dangerous gangs in Nairobi.

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