Police in Lamu are trailing more suspects linked to the recent killing of Lamu community volunteer and ‘Nyumba kumi’ official Amina Bakari.
Lamu County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said police will use all venues in ensuring all those involved in the killing of the innocent and dedicated community worker are nabbed and face the full wrath of the law.
Speaking and Mokowe in Lamu on Friday, Kanyiri said that police are detaining 10 suspects linked to the death of Ms Bakari who was hacked to death by a gang of criminals at Mbwajumali area in Lamu East.
Kanyiri said Ms Bakari was a dedicated and selfless volunteer who with the Humanitarian organisation Kenya Red Cross Society in Lamu.
“I want to assure you that all those who were involved in this murder will regret, the lady was our eyes on the ground, we will pursue this matter to the bitter end,” reiterated Mr. Kanyiri.
He said that police are combing all the notorious drug dens in Mbwajumali area and interrogating some close neighbors of the late Ms Bakari.
Ms Bakari who was also a ‘Nyumba kumi’ official was a dedicated community leader who always reported to the security agents of any occurrences that would breach security and peaceful coexistence in the area.
She was also vocal anti-drug activist who would always spend time creating awareness to the youths on the effects of drug use and HIV.
Kenya Red Cross Society Lamu branch Coordinator Kauthar Alwy said the humanitarian organisation was in shock of the ruthless murder of Ms Bakari
He urged police to pursue the matter conclusively.
Ms Bakari was hacked to death while closing her shop at Mbwajumali area in Lamu East at around 11 pm last Monday.