Mombasa, KENYA: Two suspected members of criminal gang “the young thugs” are nursing serious injuries at Likoni police station after they were attacked by an angry mob in Majengo Mapya area of likoni.
Police on Wednesday evening had to fire live bullets on air so as to disperse the crowd who were baying for their blood.
According to Hamisi Hassan,village elder of Sashaman in Mapya area,the suspects at age of 14 and 16 with another one who escaped, attacked a village elder claiming he was an informer to security agents.
He said the suspects were armed with pangas machetes and knives when they attacked a village elder.
“They beat him mercilessly but we managed to catch up with the two,the other gangs about 20 managed to escaped,we beat them and they are in bad condition,”said Hamisi.
The suspects were taken to Likoni district hospital for treatment before they were locked up at Likoni police station.
Likoni Police Chief Willy Simba confirmed the suspects were at police station as the investigations were underway.
The police boss appealed to the public to volunteer information to police for investigations.
“They were treated at Likoni dispensary after they were attacked,they are in stable condition and we have open up files for investigation,”said police boss.