Police on Wednesday arrested suspected serial killer alleged to be the mastermind of a number of killings in Mombasa.
A combine team of detectives nabbed Salim Bakari, 28 during a raid Tuesday night at his hideout in Old Town area.
The suspect is alleged to have stabbed to death a man identified only as Kyalo in May last year before he went under-ground.
According security details, the suspect linked to several killings in the Old Town resurfaced recently before the security team caught up with him.
“The suspect has been in the police radar and we have been watching him for a long time. You see these cases of people being stabbed to death in Old Town, we believe he is among those muggers” said source.
The suspect is being held at the Central Police Mombasa.
Mombasa police could not confirm when the suspect would be arraigned in court and the kind of charges against him.