Living in Nairobi is not as easy as one may think, it has its own disadvantages and now problems, from series of insecurity issues Trending.co.ke has prepared this article to help you cop with the hard life in the city safely..
(a) Avoid sharing important information with complete strangers
It won’t make sense at all if you bump into a stranger and he/she asks to visit your house an you take him/her to your house, you might be dealing with a criminal preying on your household stuff and planning on how to do away with them.
(b) Avoid narrow alleys and backstreets
This is one important rule that you should keep in mind when strolling around the city on any day. This is something that you should practice mostly on early mornings and late evenings.
This backstreets are favourite hideouts for dangerous muggers who will definitely rob you incase you meet them.
(c) Don’t trust anyone with your mobile phone
“Excuse me, can I have your phone In need to make a call to someone,” never give in to people with such approaches, this might be a thief who is planning to speed of with your phone as as son as you give him/her or a person making some risky phone calls eg; speaking to terrorists or criminals.
(d) Avoid secluded footbridges and flyovers
Flyovers and footbridges are waiting points for idle street kids who will do away with you valuable stuff if they get the opportunity to encounter you, they will pounce on you snatch you stuff and ran into their hiding place where you can’t get the courage to go near to it. Make sure to avoid secluded footbridges and flyovers.
(e) Leave your car at home, when you go out drinking
There are so many irritating things that will happen if you don’t leave your car at home one is that your car wheels or some other valuable things like the side mirrors will be stolen or the worst might happen and you find your car missing at the parking bay.
(f) Avoid answering phone calls while seated next to a window in a vehicle
One might be very sure that when you’re inside a car and because you’ve locked the window you think you’re safe? Wait you aren’t, talented good who depend on stealing know how to just open the window from outside and snatch your phone leaving you all surprised and shocked.
(g) Avoid dressing conspicuously in some neigbourhoods
If you must go into some neighborhoods in places like Kayole or Kibera, then for your own safety don’t put on your most expensive clothes or carry around your trendy smartphone or expensive shiny iPhone. Doing so would be inviting the ever observant idle gangs to come and make easy pickings of your valuables.