Published On: Mon, Jan 9th, 2017

Notorious 18-year-old Gang Leader, Netted at the Likoni-Ferry Channel

Police in Mombasa continues to crackdown on criminal gangs in the coastal town and its environs.

Latest police reports from Mombasa indicate that a notorious 18-year old gang leader was netted at Likoni ferry channel over the past weekend.

The gangster was arrested aboard a ferry vessel by plain clothes detectives while escaping after allegedly threatening to behead a close relative.

Detectives probing the matter told media outlets that the suspect leads a group of six criminal gangs of the young thugs, who are always armed with machetes.

The arrest of the suspect comes barely three days after police apprehended 14 armed suspects of which 4 were confirmed to be “Watalia” gang members.

Separately, a suspected robber who was arrested alongside two women and a man in Kona Mpya Likoni has been whisked to Malindi for further grilling.

The suspect who is also nursing bullet wounds in his chest, is in the list of wanted robbers linked to a series of robberies in Malindi,Ukunda and Mombasa.

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- Shmuel Yosef Agnon is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Strategic Intelligence Service. Specialize in writing intelligence reports, geopolitics, military intelligence and crime reports analysis. Agnon holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass media and journalism and a master's degree in international media relations from Winchester, University, England.

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