Mombasa Deputy Governor Doctor William Kingi has appealed to security agents in the county to immediately end the raging killings experienced in Kisauni Sub County.
Kingi said that the situation was getting out of hand and should be tamed immediately.
He said that locals have been complaining about rising insecurity in the area and police should not stay mum about it but act immediately.
He said that the recent killing of a University of Nairobi student at Mtopanga was most painful and called for an urgent move by security agents to curb the alarming insecurity in Kisauni.
“We have been closely monitoring the rising insecurity situation in Kisauni, we want to see police swing into action to quell the disturbing series of killings in the area,” he said.
Kingi said that Kisauni has become dangerous area to live and locals were now vacating rental houses for fear of the killer gangs.
“This does not only affect the economy of the area but has posed a bad image for the whole Mombasa County,” he reiterated.
He appealed to the Mombasa County police commandant Johnston Ipara to move with speed and quell the worrying insecurity trend in the area.
On Friday, University of Nairobi Mombasa campus students protested against the killing of Samuel Odemba Odhiambo a fourth year law student.
The students led by Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI and Haki yetu human rights organisations said they wanted justice for their comrade.
MUHURI’s Rapid response Officer Francis Auma asked police to show course of action against the armed gangs that have roved around killings innocent souls.
Auma said that despite cries from locals, police have shown laxity in taming the series of killings in the area.
According to Auma it’s either the police are unwilling to tame the killer gangs or they do not have the required machinery or zeal to fight insecurity in the area.
“We want urgent actions from Police to end the raging killings in Kisauni,” noted Mr. Auma.