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Swanky Lavington now among city’s rape hot spots

The swanky Lavington suburb is one of the five areas where a woman is most likely to be raped in Nairobi.

A section of a street in Majengo slums. FILE PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
A section of a street in Majengo slums. FILE PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

A report, which was conducted by Security Research and Information Centre (SRIC), lists Kawangware, Mathare and Majengo as other areas with high number of rape cases.

The chilling findings show that rapes in these areas sometimes result in deaths.

Lavington is the unlikely addition to the list in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Annual Crime Observatory report, where Gitanga Road in the posh estate is cited as a rape danger spot.

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The researchers flagged an area called “Nigeria” in Mathare slums where they say women are raped both at night and in broad daylight.

Congo area in Kawangware is also dangerous for women.

An aerial view of Mathare slums. FILE PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
An aerial view of Mathare slums. FILE PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

It also mentioned the Muindi Mweusi area in Mukuru Kwa Njenga, the Wapewape area in Mukuru and the Motomoto area as the dangerous places to find yourself, if you are a woman.

“Okey Petrol Station opposite the Moi Air Base is an area controlled by the outlawed Mungiki sect who is mostly behind the most types of crime in the area including mugging, robbery and rape” the report released by the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo indicates.