Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Member of a panga welding gang arrested in Mombasa

Police in Mombasa have arrested a member of a panga welding gang that has been terrorizing residents of Kiembeni, Mombasa County.

The suspect whose name has not been revealed is reported to have been in the company of his accomplices before the police ambushed him following a tip-off from the area chief.

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“A member of a panga wielding gang notorious for mugging and demanding money from members of the public was arrested yesterday at Majaoni, Mombasa County.

This was after the area chief reported the sighting of the gang that was armed with crude weapons to police officers at Kiembeni Police station.

Teams that were on routine patrol in the area responded swiftly upon being activated, nabbing a 17-year-old suspect while his accomplices escaped. He is currently in custody waiting to be arraigned. The National Police Service has intensified patrols in the region to ensure the safety of the public.

We however, encourage the public particularly the youth, to desist from being involved in any criminal activities.” Said National Police Service (NPS)

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Berryl Achieng
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