538 Murders Committed This Year – Police Dept.
The Police Department yesterday reported that 538 people have been murdered between January and May, 2003 countrywide. According to the statistics released at Vigilance House, 642 people were murdered in 2002 and 658 in 2001 in the same period. The statistics indicate that rape cases showed an increase with 951 cases in the period between January and May 2003 compared to 784 in the same period in 2002 and 684 in 2001. Police Spokesman King’ori Mwangi said the increase in rape cases can be attributed to the fact that more rape victims are now reporting to the police as compared to previous years. The statistics also show that there was a decrease in robbery cases with 3,415 cases in the period between January and May, 2003 compared to 3,520 in 2002 and 3,877 in 2001 in the same period. Full Story