DCI detectives have arrested five suspects from a criminal gang caught on CCTV camera terrorizing residents of Old Town in Mombasa.
The arrest follows a multi-agency operation comprising of Mombasa Central police detectives and those from Anti-terror unit who sought to have the suspects face justice for their crimes.
“Following the incident, a contingent of officers drawn from Mombasa’s Central Police Station, backed up by DCI’s Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU) detectives mounted an operationto bring the suspects to book.
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Last evening, 5 of the thugs captured on the footage were arrested separately in Kibokoni, Kikowani and Makadara areas of Mombasa town. The thugs include Noordin Mohamed alias MBAVU nene, Brian Ogutu, Vidich Nzilu, Ahmed Ali and Abdala Mohamed alias MBULO.” Said DCI
Intelligence report confirmed that the five are from a criminal gang known as Haipingi are responsible for the recent spike in criminal cases in Mombasa. An operation is currently ongoing to wipe them out.
“Detectives have since established that the five belong to a recently formed notorious squad known as the ‘Haipingwi’ gang, responsible for the sudden upsurge of crime in Mombasa’s Old town.
In this regard, battle hardened undercover detectives drawn from DCI’s elite teams have now tilted fire towards the town, on a mission to completely wipe out the ‘Haipingwi’ gang once and for all.
Meanwhile, the remaining thugs who are still at large have been warned to either surrender or suffer a similar fate as what befell Mathare’s infamous Katombi gang.” Said DCI