The police toll free emergency line 999 has been restored in Nairobi. This follows orders by the High Court on the same.
Police authorities say that CCK and mobile service providers have finally heeded to the orders.
Nairobi has been allocated 22 lines for a start, with residents being encouraged to call for help only. Nairobi County Commander Benson Kibui, noted that some residents have been calling to ask irrelevant questions.
“Some people have been calling to ask where they can eat or even get a lodging. That is wrong and we want to ask our people to respect the lines and call when necessary,” he said.
The High Court had given CCK, mobile service providers and the police until end of July to restore the service that has been non-existent for the close to two decades.
This was after activist Okiya Omtatah sued all the mobile service providers claiming the lack of the service is a violation of his constitutional rights.