Kilifi governor Amason Jeffa Kingi wants police to speed up investigations and arrest those behind the killing of his former Deputy Kenneth Kombo Kamto.
Kingi expressed his shock over the killing of an innocent Kamto whom he said he tirelessly served the people of Kilifi during his tenure.
Kingi urged police to do whatever it takes to ensure all those involved in the heinous act are nabbed and punished.
His sentiments were echoed by Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho who appealed to Mombasa security agents to ensure that those behind the killing are arrested.
“We are all shocked by this particular incident, we believe police will reveal the motive behind the killing of the former Kilifi DG,” he said.
Joho mourned Kamto saying he was a boldhearted political leader.
Meanwhile human rights defenders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the increased killings and insecurity incidences in Mombasa.
Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma said Mombasa has been marred with series of killings and insecurity incidences and urged police to tame the worrying trend.
“We celebrated International human rights day just the other day and we sent the same appeal to the police over resurfacing of killings in Mombasa, we want this problem addressed,” he said.
In a statement to newsrooms, Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid urged the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to assure Coast residents of their security.
He said that the region and specifically Mombasa was witnessing a serious insecurity situation that needed an immediate solution.
“Police should quell the wanting security situation in Mombasa” he said.
However, while responding to the cry, Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki said that detectives are already pursuing the incident.
He urged the rights defenders and politicians to desist from giving out misleading information that may interfere with investigations.
Kamto was gunned down at his Nyali home in Mombasa while his wife sustained serious gunshot injuries during the Wednesday 4 am incident.