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.