Human Rights lobby Haki Africa has called for immediate arrest of gunmen who killed 2 Kwale community leaders over the weekend.
Bakari Dondo and Omar Shee Fumbwe religious and community leader respectively were murdered at their homes in Bongwe area, Kwale County Saturday night.
Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said the killings have sent locals into panic urging police to arrest all those involved.
Addressing journalists, Khalid said locals cannot go on living in fear at the expense of police laxity.
According to Khalid, police should hastens their patrols and pursue the killers.
“This should not escalate into a series of killings in the calm Kwale County, the culprits should be netted,” he added.
He said Kwale County has experienced calmness and such insecurity incidences scares locals.
Rights defenders worried
“As Human rights defenders we are equally worried about such unfortunate occurrences,” he revealed.
Khalid promised a close working relation between the Human rights organisation and security agents in a bid to tame insecurity in the county.
Kwale County is among the Coastal counties affected by returnees from Somalia who received militia training from Al-Shabab according to police reports.
Police have been pursuing the returnees in Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi which are rated as the most affected counties by violent extremism.
Coast right groups employed social approach to the problem through launching of countering violent extremism strategy that have positively impacted the fight against violent extremism, insecurity and terrorism in the region.