11 arrested over Mombasa attacks by machete-wielding gang

Residents of Mombasa standing next to a shanty marked by a gang known as 86 Battalion following ambushes in Nyali and Kisauni constituencies on November 24, 2019. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Ten people, most of them businessmen heading to Kongowea market, were injured in early Sunday attacks in Kisauni and Nyali constituencies by machete-wielding criminals.
  • Kisauni has been notorious in crimes perpetrated by youthful criminals armed with machetes and knives.
  • Mombasa residents have decried rising insecurity, especially as they approach the December holidays, saying they fear for their lives.

Eleven people have been arrested on allegations that they seriously wounded Mombasa residents in an ambush on Sunday.


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