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Killer gangs give Mombasa residents sleepless nights

15 July 2016, 09:48 Gabriel Ngallah

Mombasa - The fresh emergence of killer gangs in Mombasa is currently giving Mombasa residents sleepless nights, Mombasa County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed has admitted.

Mohammed said there has been fresh mushrooming of dangerous criminal gangs in the entire Mombasa County and police should use all the necessary measures to contain them.

The County Commissioner who recently took over from Evans Achoki, said that the security department is reorganizing itself to deal with the insecurity menace in the County.

“Kisauni is leading in number of criminal gangs armed with dangerous weapons including pistols, knives, machetes and rungus among other crude weapons; we will disintegrate them,” said Maalim in a media briefing at his board room in Mombasa on Thursday.

He said that groups such as Wakali Kwanza, Wakali wao, Kapenguria six, Born to kill and Mtalia (you will shed tears) among other illegal outfits are terrorizing locals and should be pursued.

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“I order Kisauni OCPD Richard Ngatia and his Likoni counterpart Willy Simba to immediately start the game since the two sub-county are experiencing serious security challenges,” reiterated Mohammed.

The County Commissioner revealed that it is evident that locals are living in fear, and that police should up their game to ensure that the groups are contained.

“As security agents within the County we should ask ourselves hard questions; why is the town deserted at 4 pm? This is because residents are living in fear have to rush to their homes before darkness sets in,” he added.

However, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir cautioned the police against terrorizing innocent people in his constituency.

Nassir said that Police should pursue all those known to be interfering with the security and calmness in Mombasa and not terrorizing everybody.

“Police should work on their intelligence department and fight criminal and terror gangs as well not picking innocent people sleeping in their homes at night in the name of fighting terrorism,” he said.

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