Ex-convict gunned down over links to Likoni machete attack

Some of the weapons recovered from suspects during a past raid.Police have gunned down a suspect link to the saturday machette attack in Likoni PHOTO: COURTESY.

An ex-convict who police say is the mastermind of the Likoni Machete attack where two people were left with serious injuries has been shot dead.

The ex-convict who has been identified with his alias name Obama was shot dead in the Punguvilla area of Likoni according to the Likoni sub-county police commander Jane Munywoki.

Munywoki said that ‘Obama’ was shot dead after he and an accomplice identified as Abdullahi attempted to attack police offers who had tracked them.

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“The other suspect only identified as Abdullahi escaped with gunshot wounds,” Munywoki said.

Two machetes were recovered from the deceased suspect.

Munywoki said Obama was the ring leader of a gang identified as Shranga which is linked to a Saturday attack that saw a 28-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man sustain serious machete wounds.

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On Sunday, police arrested four suspects in connection with the attack.

The suspect has been identified as: Steve Jimmy Otieno and Philip Omondi Opiyo both 17 years old who were arrested within ‘Mtaa wa Makka’ area.

Also nabbed was 25-year-old Mabuki Hamadi Hassan and 30-year-old Rama Salim Masito.