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Sungu sungu vigilante group unleashes terror against its targets with ruthlessness and impunity

Updated Monday, November 22nd 2010 at 00:00 GMT +3
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• Founded in early 2002 by the local administration, political leaders and a few locals from Kisii

• Its members are mainly young men drawn from the Kisii community

• Founders of the gang accused the Government of failing to provide security

• The gang has been linked to a series of bloody executions in Suneka, Bonchari and the suburbs of Kisii town

• Crime suspects are attacked and killed at will, especially at night

• They have spread to almost all parts of Gusiiland

• They work in the name of community policing and their operations are only at night

• They also run courts at night to resolve cases involving domestic violence

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