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Marwa: Police not willing to probe chaos at Uhuru event

By Benard Sanga | Feb 2nd 2016 | 1 min read
Nelson Marwa

Police in Mombasa have been accused of failing to launch investigations into violence that broke out during President Uhuru Kenyatta's function.

During the January 15 incident at Makadara grounds in Mombasa, one person was killed and three others injured.

Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa Monday accused top police officers in the county of being reluctant or unwilling to arrest those behind the chaos that broke out between supporters of Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho and Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko.

The youths clashed immediately after President Kenyatta's launch of the Sh7.2 billion national street lighting project.

"It is saddening that someone can be killed and police have not even opened a file to investigate the matter.They appear to fear the person who was behind it. Let them tell us who that person was and I will personally arrest him," said Mr Marwa.

He directed Coast Regional Police boss Francis Wanjohi to arrest a politician and youths he said were behind the violence. Marwa also claimed he had intelligence that a politician behind the dreaded 'Wakali Kwanza' (The Tough First) and 'Wakali Wao' (The Toughest of Them All) gangs was planning to unleash violence in Kisauni.

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