Man witnessed as gang killed pregnant wife and daughter
SEE ALSO :GSU man in kidnap bid heldSumba was attacked on Friday as he walked home around 8.30pm. He sustained deep cuts in the head and legs. “I was accosted with two young men who attacked me with crude weapons. One of them even attempted to cut my throat. I lost three teeth in the process,” said Sumba, who’s admitted at Matungu sub-county hospital. “I was rescued by good Samaritans who took me to hospital. I thank God I am alive.” The locals who were protesting increased insecurity in the areas also barricaded Busia – Bungoma highway at Ejinja shopping centre. Suleiman Mambo, 25, a suspected member of the gang, was lynched by boda boda riders yesterday, police said.
SEE ALSO :Two terror suspects detained for 10 daysMambo’s aunt, Zulekha Khamala, however exonerated him from any wrong doing. “Mambo didn’t deserve to die, he is not a criminal. It was wrong for the mob to stone him to death as police watched,” she said. Mambo’s brother, Twalib Abubakar, too said he was innocent. “Most suspects who have been arrested by the police or gunned down are not residents of Matungu. Boda boda riders must be restrained from killing innocent people through mob justice,” Abubakar said. Tension was still high in the area as GSU officers were deployed to restore order. Residents have accused the police of laxity. They claim some of the law enforcers are colluding with criminals. Two people were arrested at Mayoni shopping centre on Sunday over the attacks that have rocked the region and several weapons recovered. County Commissioner Abdulrazak Jaldesa had earlier ordered the transfer of Matungu OCS and his juniors for ‘sleeping on the job’. The police are also investigating claims local politicians could be behind the attacks. “If we establish a politician or any other leaders is behind these attacks, we will remind them they are not above the law,” said Ocharo. Area MP Justus Murunga and former Sports CS Rashid Echesa called for speedy investigations. Ocharo insisted the attacks were nothing, but normal crime. However, we are pursuing several leads including claims some local leaders may be involved in the killings,” said Ocharo. Last week, the police killed two suspects and recovered a pistol and crude weapons that had blood stains
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