Six Wakali Kwanza suspects surrender to police

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 00:00 |
A police officer keep watch at Yeshua Medicare hospital at Bamburi where the victims of the attack were rushed for treatment. Photo/NDEGWA GATHUNGU

Sophie Njoka and  Murimi Mutiga

Six suspected members of Wakali Kwanza criminal have surrendered to police after their photos were widely circulated on social media.

They were being sought over claims of having participated in the Monday night attack that left 15 people nursing serious injuries.

Kisauni sub-county police commander Julius Kiragu said the six-handed themselves in at Kadzandani, Kiembieni and Urban police stations.

“They are in our custody, we need time to profile them individually to establish their connections with the other four suspects who are already in police custody. After this,  we will be in a position to decide what next step to take against them,” he said.

The suspects among them two minors surrendered to the police in fear of being shot dead by police.

They told police that they fear for their lives because they are not part of the criminal gangs terrorising people in Kisauni. 
Meanwhile, hoteliers in Mombasa have warned that rising insecurity in Kisauni could hurt the sector if the issue is not addressed.

Speaking in Mombasa, the industry players said with the onset of the peak season, attacks such as the one by Wakali kwanza have the potential of scaring away tourists.

"We hope the attacks in Bamburi, will have little or no impact on the region’s all-important tourism industry especially now at the onset of peak season," said PrideInn managing director and Coast Working Group chairman Hasnain Noorani.

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