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Lobby wants police tame Kisauni insecurity

[One of the community policing Officer Vincent Simiyu at the CPGH. Photo/Atrash Bwana].

Human Rights activists have called on police to pursue criminal gangs causing Kisauni dwellers sleepless nights.

Haki Africa condemned Sunday dawn incident where two community policing officer were seriously injured at Magogoni area in Kisauni.

The two Vincent Simiyu, 66 and said Omar, 51 were attacked by a gang of over 20 youths armed with pangas, machetes and metal rods.

The two sustain deep cuts on their heads, shoulders and on the hands.

They are currently receiving urgent treatment at the Coast General referral hospital.


Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta termed the incident as unfortunate.

According to Shipetta, Kisauni security detail should pursue the gang and net it.

[Haki Africa Rapid response Officer Mathias Hezron Shipetta (Centre) with victims of Kisauni gang attack. Photo/ Atrash Bwana].

“Kisauni has for long faced serious security concerns, we want police to act and solve this problem once and for all,” said Shipetta after visiting the two men who are recuperating at the Coast largest health facility.

He called for communal approach in fighting insecurity in the area.

“If community works with security agencies in the area we will contain the security menace,” noted Mr. Shipetta.

Kisauni OCPD Julius Kiragu said police are pursuing the gang of youth that also injured several other people in Mtopanga area within Kisauni constituency.