Mombasa, KENYA: Two people have been killed in Majengo Mapya area of Likoni after two rival gangs clashed on Saturday afternoon.
Police shot dead a suspected gang member while a victim who was caught up in the attack succumbed to machete cut injuries before he could get to the hospital.
According to the Likoni OCPD Benjamin Rotich who confirmed the incident, the clash occurred immediately after the burial of a suspected gang leader who was stabbed to death in Millenium area of Likoni on Friday.
Mr. Rotich added that the two gangs involved in the clash are a gang known as Kasa which police suspect is behind the stabbing of the suspected gang leader of the rival gang group going by the name Millitary which operates in the Millenium area of Likoni.
The slain gang leader only identified as ‘young man’ had been placed on police radar according to Mr. Rotich.
” The gangs started slashing anyone who was around their ‘territory’ and three people sustained machete injuries,” Rotich told Baraka FM.
Police officers who were dispatched to the area to help quell the situation arrested 6 young men who are suspected to be members of the gangs.
Those arrested are expected to be arraigned in court once investigations into the matter are complete.
Mr. Rotich added that the injured were admitted at the Likoni Sub-county hospital where they are receiving medical attention.
When the Baraka FM team visited the Majengo Mapya area on Saturday afternoon, most of the shops around the areas of Bakery, Ushindi and Bilal Mosque were closed.