Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Standard | Online Edition :: City slum where gangs spread terror to keep law

The gang survives by extorting from businesses in a section of the slum and from residents under the guise of providing security.

It presents itself as a vigilante group with authority to do community policing.

'We usually engage the boys to maintain law and order because often we are short in supply of legitimate security personnel,' says an administrator in Kibera whose identity cannot be revealed because he is not authorised to comment on such issues.

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