Drivers are advised not to use the new by-pass road between Langata Road and Ngong Road in the southwestern part of the city following two recent armed carjacking attempts involving large Toyota cars. The warning is contained in a recent security update from performance driving company Glen Edmunds. In the event neither attempt was successful.
Residents of Karen suburb southwest of the city should also be aware that there has been a spate of tyres being stolen from residential compounds in the area. Private security company Ultimate Security reports that the incidents have always involved vehicles without alarms or wheel locks.
In addition over the last several days there have been reports of residents in the Karen/Langata area being followed into their drive on their way home from work in the afternoons. The pursuers are apparently using a non-marked car and claim to be from the city council and demand money for non-payment of a bill. Ultimate Security advises drivers who think they are being followed not to go home but to head for their nearest police station or call the police hotline +254 (0)20 240000.