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Mombasa residents raise fears over rising insecurity

[Photos of pistols. Photo/courtesy].

Mombasa dwellers have raised fears over increasing insecurity incidences in the county.

The locals say house burglary, M-Pesa raids in broad daylight have become the order of the day.

According to residents, armed gangs have been using motorbikes to manoeuvre around the island and in residential areas raiding homes, shops, M-Pesa shops and other business entities stealing valuables and cash at gun point.

The incidences are witnessed in Likoni, Kisauni, Changamwe and within Mombasa Island.


This comes after a CCTV footage of two gunmen on a motorbike seen shooting an M-Pesa lady killing her on the spot and taking away her hand bag.

Winnie Ambese, an M-Pesa attendant at Express area along Moi Avenue in Mombasa succumbed to gunshot wounds according to police.


[The CCTV footage of two gunment shooting Winnie Ambese an M-Pesa attendant along Moi Avenue, Mombasa].

“It is evident that the Nairobi way of thugs killings locals at gun point has mushroomed in Mombasa, we need police to immediately act,” said a concerned resident and businessman, John Ngugi.

The targets

It is also reported that criminals armed with pistols forces themselves into cars stuck in traffic jams and robs the owners at gun point.

The incidents have sent Mombasa locals and business operators into panic forcing some to close their businesses as early as 4 pm.

However Mombasa Island Police Boss Eliud Monari said police are pursuing the two gunmen who killed the M-Pesa attendant.

“We are following on any lead that will help as net the two and all their accomplices,” noted Mr. Monari.