|Chillin' at a Kigali coffeehouse|
People in Rwanda react to the poll: "Moses Kirui, a Kenyan pursuing an MBA at Mount Kenya University (MKU) in Kigali, said: 'It is very true. Ask everyone and they will tell you that Kigali is very peaceful and there is security. In Kenya, no bank opens up to 8 pm, like here. In Nairobi, in fact, all banks must close by 4 pm just because of the rate of crime there.'
The article continues about Rwanda's safe environment: "Ordinary Rwandans who talked to The New Times as well agree, and find comfort in the findings. Ivan Kayonga, a Kigali resident said: 'Rwanda is doing all it possibly can to maintain peace and security as a way of attracting investors for the good of economic development. I have personally asked a similar question [issue of safety] to Americans and Europeans who live here and their response was 'they feel safer here than back home'.' I feel much safer and secure in Rwanda than elsewhere in the region if you compared Rwanda with the crime rate I see on Nairobi or Kampala streets,' he said."