Likoni named as a hotspot as poll nears

Likoni DCI boss Henry Ndombi in specs...DCC Eric mulevu in uniform seated during the forum/WELDON KEMBOI

Mombasa,KENYA:Likoni has been named as one of the area’s likely to experience violence in the August polls.

This is according to IEBC officials who were speaking in a forum at the Likoni Social Hall.

The area has been marred by threats and criminal gangs marauding where by several people have been attacked and robbed of their valuables.

The latest being circulation of leaflets by unknown individuals.

The leaflets warned non locals to pack and leave the area before August election or face dire consequences.

Police are yet to arrest the suspects behind the circulation of the  leaflets.

Likoni security agencies on  Wednesday meet with all the aspirants in the sub county to discuss  the way foward on security issues.

New Likoni deputy county commissioner Erick Wamulevu said Likoni is one of the hotspot areas countrywide and more has been done by the notional government to curb the possibility of an outbreak of violence.

“Likoni has been mapped to be one of the hotspots areas, we have been supplied with enough apparatus to curb the same, we are asking you aspirants to be cautious enough or else you will rot at Shimo La Tewa” DCC boss said.

He said the national government is aware of the same and they were ready for anything.

“Leave those small small utterances, the national government is ready deal with any one, leave alone the MRC we have been hearing, we will corner all gangs and anyone trying to destabilize security,”he said at Likoni social Hall.

Shakombo almost arrested

At one point the security team and former Likoni MP Suleiman Shakombo  engaged in a bitter exchange of  words.

Drama started when followers of the former MP tried to engage an IEBC official who was answering some of the queries raised by the aspirants.

This did not go well with the security officials who asked the youth to be calm as his time to ask questions was not yet,or leave the venue.

Former mp Suleiman Shakombo became angry and started abusing the officers.

Likoni DCIO Henry Ndombi warned the politician that the law would take its course regardless of the position or rank one is holding.

“We will come for you,Mr Shakombo you were DC in 1960s this 21st century,”warned the DCI

A total of 7aspirants and more than 50 MCAs are in the race.

However, Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima and Mombasa woman rep Mishi Mboko who is also eyeing the Likoni legislative seat skipped the meeting.