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West Kingston in fear, says MP McKenzie
2013-08-20 14:26:21 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Debbie-Ann Wright, News Editor - Radio
Desmond McKenzie – File
Member of Parliament for West Kingston, Desmond McKenzie says fear is at an all-time high in the area amid the current upsurge in violence.
West Kingston was once regarded as having one of the lowest crime rates in Jamaica.
However, in recent times there have been a number of shootings, murders and robberies in the area.
An 11-year-old girl and a businessman are among those shot and killed by criminals.
McKenzie says residents are now afraid to leave their homes, with some even talking about moving out of the area.
The Police have said their intelligence suggest the upsurge in violence is a result of conflicts over who should control the area.
However, McKenzie says such efforts by criminals will be futile as the people of West Kingston no longer want to be ruled by a don.
The Police have also stressed that no criminal network will be allowed to set up or operate any criminal kingdom in West Kingston.
They say additional resources have been deployed to the area in a move to return calm to the community.
And the police are urging the residents to cooperate with investigations.
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