A member of a notorious gang arrested in Mombasa

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A member of a panga-wielding gang notorious for mugging and demanding money from members of the public was arrested at Majaoni, Mombasa County.

This was after the area chief reported the sighting of the gang armed with crude weapons to police officers at Kiembeni Police station.

Teams on routine patrol in the area responded swiftly upon being activated, nabbing a 17-year-old suspect while his accomplices escaped. He is currently in custody, waiting to be arraigned.

"The National Police Service has intensified patrols in the region to ensure the public's safety," said the police.

Police have encouraged the public, particularly the youth, to desist from being involved in criminal activities.

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