The city of Nairobi has some places in it where letting off of guns and dangerous mayhem has turned out to be the norm. Thus in such places, murder (voluntary manslaughter inclusive), rape, robbery, and aggravated assault roll into one leading to increased violence in the region. Having in mind that safety is, of course, one of the most vital things people factor in when choosing a place to reside or visit, we bring you some of the regions in Nairobi (one of the most tourist destinations in Africa) where people usually pray nothing bad comes to them while walking. So that you will be well-informed of the risk and take necessary precautions when exploring any of them.
Most Dangerous Regions In Nairobi
10. Mathare (Namba 10)
In Mathare, everything seems normal, quiet and safe but once it is night, it turns into a terror zone. The area is home to most of the carjackers there are in Nairobi. The crimes in this area have become so much that residents no longer leave robbers to chance. When a robber is caught, no one cares to hand him over to the police or any other authority. The locals do the justice themselves so others would learn from the hard lesson. But shockingly the robbers never heed to the warnings.
9. Mukuru Kayaba
In this neighborhood, if you dress in nice-looking cloths, or put on an expensive perfume, they would assume you are rich and then attack you even without minding if you have enough in your pocket. In fact, you will be treating yourself badly if you ever make the excuse of not having any money with you. They despise rich people severely, so looking as one makes you a target for attack. If you look rich and you don’t actually have any real money on you, then you are in for double trouble because the bad guys will certainly not believe you, no matter your level of honesty. You might end up being stripped off of your expensive cloths and jewelry and even your 100 shilling boxers won’t be an exception.
8. Kariobangi North (Roundabout)
In this hood, the bad guys’ policy is something you can describe as the ‘snatch and run’ policy. They have sharp eyes that only see fat bags whether it contains valuables or not. Once sighted with a big bag, they will come of the blues, grab it and disappear before you can cough out jack. So if you happen to find yourself in this area, and you are carrying valuable items or wearing any jewelry, know that you are a hot target. Even a bag full of papers stands the risk of being snatched.
7. Kawangware (Congo)
Congo is an unfamiliar area inside kawangware. The situation in this region is so bad that the police often gives it a second thought before stomping the area. According to residents of the area, there are two key groups terrorizing the hood. These two gang groups never clash. Each of them are usually on their lane operating differently without stepping on the toes of the other. If you dare cross the boundaries of these gangs, you might come out looking roasted even while you are still alive. The word “mercy” is one word that ‘Congo’ bad guys think should be removed from the dictionary because it never exists for them. In fact, sometimes people link its name given after a war tone African nation to the reason why the gangs are so heartless.
6. Huruma (Corner)
One of the horrible characteristics of Huruma Corner is that the teenage boys who you’d easily call harmless are the ones that will rock your life to the core. Oh yea, most teenagers you would overlook thinking they just can’t cause any harm to you are the ones that will rob you of your valuables. Whats even more annoying about the area is that these teenage boys will not let you go scot-free after stripping you of all your valuable items. They rather not take anything at all than letting you go unharmed. Their trade mark is leaving at least one stab on any part of your body reachable at that point using a dirty or rusty dagger capable of infecting you. To them, they want to make you remember you came across the “baddest boys” in town not minding whether you complied or not.