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High tension as dangerous gang attacks Kisumu
By Kevine Omollo | Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 21:43 EAT
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SUMMARY

People were injured in Kisumu after a gang raided the areas for the second day on Wednesday

The gang, said to include boda boda riders who operate along the Kisumu-Nairobi road, first raided the areas on Tuesday night, leaving a trail of injuries and destruction

At least 10 people were injured at Ragumo and Ofunyu, Kisumu East after a gang raided the areas for the second day on Wednesday.

The gang, said to include boda boda riders who operate at Mowlem along the Kisumu-Nairobi road, first raided the areas on Tuesday night, leaving a trail of injuries and destruction.

Another raid followed on Wednesday night. Residents of Ragumo and Ofunyu were on Thursday holding day and night vigils to 'protect' themselves.

According to the victims of the attack, the gang members claimed they were looking for a thief who had stolen a motorcycle from one of them.

When they failed to get the alleged thief, they broke into houses, beat up the residents and stole anything they could found.

Bernard Ouma, 27, a resident of Ragumo, said he was in his house on Wednesday night when the attackers came calling.

“I heard noise from outside and when I came out to check, I saw people attacking my neighbour. Before I could find out what was going on, they descended on me,” he said. 


Bernard Ouma, a victim of a gang attack, nurses his injuries in Kisumu East. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

Mr Ouma had injuries on his feet, head and arms.

Kisumu County Police Commander Job Boronjo said one person suspected to be the ring leader had been arrested.

Tension was high in the area, with armed youths a keeping vigil.

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