Over 1,000 murdered in 2018 as violent crime rate spikes

A total of 1,065 people were murdered in Kenya in 2018, a new report shows. FILE PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • There were 90 cases of murder in Eldoret, 88 in Nakuru, 79 in Meru, and 66 in Nairobi in 2018.

  • The number of convictions for murder cases obtained at the High Court increased from 354 to 357 in 2018.

  • The last time the country registered more than 1000 murders in a year was in 2014.

The number of murder cases crossed the 1,000 mark last year as crime statistics painted a grim picture for the country investing billions of shillings in the security sector.

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