A youth aged 18 years was murdered and five others sustained serious deep panga cuts after they were lynched by boda boda operators at Likoni in Mombasa Friday Morning.
The youth from Kongowea had gone for a night party in Likoni and on their return they met Boda boda operators who lynched them claiming they were a gang of criminals stealing from locals.
Michael Otieno, 18, lost his life upon arrival at the Coast Provincial general hospital, while five other are receiving urgent medical attention at the same hospital.
A 14 year old Alpha Said also sustained serious panga cuts.
His mother Naima Alphan has refuted claims that his son was a criminal saying he was a standard 8 pupil at Burhaniya Primary school in Mombasa.
Coast general hospital administration said that the five had deep cuts on their head, neck and at the back of their bodies.
Likoni OCPD Benjamin Rotich said the incident happened at ‘Senti kumi’ area in Likoni. He further revealed that police have enhanced security throughout the festive season.
“We saved them from the mob, however we discourage mob justice in our area, let the locals work closely with police officer to curtail insecurity,” he said.
[A victim of Likoni Senti Kumi area dawn attack receiving medical attention at the Coast General hospital. Photo/ Davis Mbunga]
Muslims for Human Rights-MUHURI Rapid response Officer Francis Auma condemned the incident saying that locals should arrest suspicious characters and hand them over to police.
He said that killing people without concrete evidence was inhuman and called for enhanced community policing in Likoni.
“Security in Likoni and Kisauni has deteriorated, we all need to work together in containing the situation,” he said.
Auma disclosed that MUHURI has been calling for smooth action on the security issues in Mombasa but the situation seem to be getting out of hand.
He appealed for unity in tackling insecurity in Mombasa.
On Thursday morning, a lady, a waitress at a club at Stadium area in Mombasa was seriously injured and her ear left hanging after she was slashed several times with a pang by a gang of criminals. She rushed to Coast general hospital by Muslim faithful who were heading to the mosque in the dawn attack.