5 ‘Haipingwi’ Gang Members Captured on CCTV Terrorizing Mombasa Residents Arrested

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Screeengrab of a footage showing thugs attacking a pedestrian in a Mombasa street.

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of robbery with violence incidents reported in Mombasa’s Old Town early this week.

The five are believed to be part of a gang of young men operating in a group of about 15 captured on surveillance cameras, in two separate incidents, terrorizing two male pedestrians on Monday, April 19.

The suspects were arrested on Thursday evening following an operation mounted by officers drawn from Mombasa’s Central Police Station backed up by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ Anti Terror Police Unit (ATPU) detectives.

The five were separately arrested in Kibokoni, Kikowani and Makadara areas of Mombasa town.

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DCI identified the suspects as 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.

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DCI confirmed on Friday that an operation is ongoing to smoke out the rest of the gang members from their hideout.

“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,” said DCI while asking the thugs to surrender.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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