In Summary

  • The leaders of Wakali Kwanza and Wakali Wao died between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
  • Police shot four of them while a mob lynched the fifth one.
  • Police also arrested more than 10 suspected members of the gangs.

Five suspected gang leaders of outlawed groups that have been terrorising Mombasa residents have been killed.

The heads of the Wakali Kwanza and Wakali Wao gangs died between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

Four of the leaders of the knife-wielding thugs were shot by police while the fifth one was lynched by a mob.

Police also arrested more than 10 suspected members of the gangs.

Two suspects, identified as Danga and Kadenge, and another were gunned down in Mwandoni in a police raid.

“We received information that the gang had closed a road as they terrorised people,” Christopher Rotich, the Officer Commanding Police Division for Kisauni, said.

He said more than 10 gang members escaped.

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