Suspects captured on cctv terrorizing Mombasa residents arrested

Police have arrested young men who were captured on CCTV assaulting members of the public in Mombasa’s old town.

The young men operating in a group of about 15 thugs were captured on CCTV in two separate incidents, terrorizing two men who were going about their businesses on April 19, 2022.

Following the incident, a contingent of officers drawn from Mombasa’s Central Police Station, backed up by DCI’s Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) detectives mounted an operation to bring the suspects to book.

On Thursday evening, 5 of the thugs captured on the footage were arrested separately in Kibokoni, Kikowani and Makadara areas of Mombasa town.

The thugs include Noordin Mohamed alias MBAVU nene, Brian Ogutu, Vidich Nzilu, Ahmed Ali and Abdala Mohamed alias MBULO.

Detectives have since established that the five belong to a recently formed notorious squad known as the ‘Haipingwi’ gang, responsible for the sudden upsurge of crime in Mombasa’s Old town.

“In this regard, battle-hardened undercover detectives drawn from DCI’s elite teams have now tilted fire towards the town, on a mission to completely wipe out the ‘Haipingwi’ gang once and for all,” read a portion of the statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The manhunt for the remaining thugs is ongoing.

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