Varsity, police unite to fight insecurity

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 00:00 |
Jkuat Vice Chancellor Victoria Ngumi addresses the press at the university on Monday. Photo/PD/MATHEW NDUNG’U

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat), in partnership with security personnel in Juja area, have introduced a raft of measures to address escalating insecurity that is affecting students in the learning institution.

The measures include police SMS hotlines, a call centre number, and a crime reporting desk in case of emergency, suspicious activity or cases of insecurity. 

This comes after the university management, Juja security chiefs, and other stakeholders resolved to work jointly to eradicate crime in the fast-growing town.

The university has introduced a call centre number 0709715815, and has opened a Crime Incident Reporting Office at the Administration Block B. 

Police on the other hand, have introduced an SMS number 988, that one can send a text message to in case of emergency or any security-related incident. 

Jkuat Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Ngumi regretted the recent insecurity cases around the university, and said security was the institution’s priority, and all was being done to ensure all students were safe. 

On November 18,  stakeholders converged at the Juja-based university to deliberate on pertinent security concerns that have affected the community, including students and members of public.

The issues raised included drug abuse, poor lighting along Juja streets and estates where students reside, and poor water and sanitation provision.

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