Several police officers including a special team of sleuths have been deployed to look into the rising cases of muggings and robberies in the city.
According to Nairobi County police commander Augustine Nthumbi, a multi agency team has been instituted to deal with the crime rate within city and its environs.
The announcement by the county police commander follows public outcry over increased robberies within the city some which occur during the day.
Nthumbi said plain clothes officers have been given orders to address the increased crime rate within the shortest time possible.
The police commander added that his officers have widened their nets to also capture criminals who are running kidnappings within the city and her environs.
Bodaboda operators were also put on notice and warned against taking part in criminal activities.
Nthumbi called on city residents to co-operate with law enforcement officers in order to contain the situation.
Several Kenyans have shared their experiences at the hands of the robbers online with the recent being a video making rounds in the internet showing a customer being robbed off a mobile phone in broad daylight.