A knife-wielding gang has returned in Kisauni, Mombasa county which was left seven people with deep cuts after attacking the area at night.
The gang which comprised of about 50 armed men started attacking locals at Stage ya Paka after finding its way into the area through the nearby Bashir slum which is located in Bamburi area.
The witnesses have stated that the gang then started attacking the locals helplessly and cutting those found on their wrong side. The gang also robbed nearby shops and open-air businesses around the area.
Nyali OCPD Daniel Mumasaba has confirmed two suspects have been arrested in connection with the night attack which has left several members of the public with serious injuries.
“We cannot know the exact number of the injured but so far seven people have been hospitalized,” said Mumasaba who revealed that the operation to flush the gang members was still going on.
This incident is similar to that which took place in 2019, where the gang roamed freely hashing residents and robbing them at the same time.
Kenyan Nurses Union (KNU) Mombasa chapter Secretary Peter Maroko confirming the incident stated that the victims had deep cuts on the head.
Elsewhere, two gangs clashed in Kilifi over the ownership of an extensive piece of land in Rabai which left five with very serious injuries.
A gang of 60 youths invaded the piece of land started clearing the bushes before sub-dividing the piece amongst themselves.
A rival gang of 20 members confronted them which resulted in a bloody clash.
“The 60 armed men came from Bamburi in Mombasa at about 10 am and started to subdivide the land among themselves,” said Aman Weda, a brother of two of the injured men.
This comes as tension continues to rise in the Coastal region with locals claiming that gang members are re-grouping ahead of the 2022 General elections.
Most of the gangs are believed to be sponsored by local political leaders.