Police in Mombasa County have launched a manhunt for a dreaded 20-member Machete-wielding criminal gang that terrorized and left several people injured at Junda in Kisauni Sub County Wednesday evening
Police managed to kill five members of the group.
Kisauni Sub-county Police Commander, Julius Kiragu, confirmed the incident, saying they have launched a manhunt for the other members of the gang who are suspected to belong to the dreaded ‘Wakali Kwanza’ criminal group.
“The five were among a gang of at least 20 gangsters armed with pangas who stormed the area at around 5:30 pm and began attacking anyone on sight without stealing or destroying property,” said Kiragu, Thursday.
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According to Kiragu, the remaining members of the gang managed to escape through the ocean using a canoe after being confronted by the police.
The 10 people who were injured with deep panga cuts were rushed to nearby health facilities for treatment.
Kiragu said the gang is believed to have launched the attack against the innocent civilians in a revenge mission after one of their member was gunned down by police on Tuesday.
He said police will pursue members of the notorious gang which has been terrorizing residents of the area.
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