Tension at Likoni as unknown men attack voters

The mother of the woman who was attacked trying to confront suspects as police intervene. PHOTO: WELDON KEMBOI.

Mombasa, Kenya: There was tension at vision polling station in Likoni, as a group of unknown people attacks those who are going to vote on Thursday morning.

A middle-aged lady Yvonne Mwenesi is nursing serious injuries after she was attacked by a group of men.

“They called me a traitor and asked me why I was voting.” Said Mwenesi.

She suffered injuries on her arms and abdomen.

A contingent of police officers have been deployed to beef up security.

Police bosses are at the polling station to oversee the security.

Earlier, a man was hacked in Mtongwe area, police have however refuted claims that the incident is linked with voting exercise.

Omondi Otieno was hacked severally on his head and he is admitted at Manyatta hospital, in vision area in Soweto.

A spot check by Baraka FM has shown that the Voter turn out in Likoni is low in most polling stations.