Mombasa Woman Rep’s son-in-law arrested over murder

Tariq Twalib,19 , next to Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho together with family members during his wedding. On the right is Mombasa Women Rep Mishi Mboko. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa are holding the newly wed son-in-law of Mombasa Women Representative Mishi Mboko, after he was accused of killing a security guard in Majengo area.

The suspect identified as Tariq Twalib,19, was arrested  in Majengo area of Mombasa, Wednesday evening by detectives after the matter was reported at Makupa police station.

He was booked under OB no. 73/29/3/2017 at 11:05 PM.

Tariq recently got married to Mboko’s  daughter Hafidha Wakesho in a colourful wedding that was attended by various Mombasa leaders.

READ MORE: (Photos) Mombasa Women Rep’s daughter walks down the aisle

He and other six criminal gang members of Majengo  are accused of attacking and killing a watchman identified as Peter Granton Wanyika in his house, on claims that he had stolen a wallet from his room.

The suspect according to police sources probing the matter, woke up on Wednesday in his house and found that his wallet which had sh. 1200 had been stolen.

The suspect is then reported to have proceeded and asked the watchman on the whereabouts of his money, but he told him he was not aware since he had not entered his room.

The suspect then allegedly mobilized a gang from the area, who came and attacked the watchman, leaving him with injuries.

They later bundled him in a car and took him to Central police station but police at the station turned them away and told them the matter was to be solved at Makupa police station.

According to police sources, the Women Rep’s son-in-law runs a car spare parts business in Majengo area, known as KAWSR  company and lives in a rental house in the same area.

The suspect is said to have arrived at Makupa police station with the watchman, but police realized the man was in bad condition and advised them to take the man to Coast general hospital for treatment, unfortunately he died before arriving.

Police have launched a manhunt for other six gang members who are still at large.

Mombasa police boss Lucas Ogara confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Baraka FM,  saying police are still looking for others who escaped.

“What  I understand is  that the deceased was guarding one of the houses in the area, the suspect whom we have arrested accused the watchman of colluding with robbers who have broken into his house and attacked him. He died as he was being taken to hospital,” said police boss.

Sources at the police station say Mishi Mboko was seen at the station trying to negotiate with the officers so as to solve the matter without having to proceed to press charges.

Efforts by Baraka FM to reach Mombasa Mboko were futile as our phone calls went answered.