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Two MCAs under investigation over links to coastal criminal gangs

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Mombasa have placed two MCAs on their radar over their alleged links with criminal gangs in the county.

The two are suspected to be involved in the operations of ‘Wakali Kwanza’ and ‘Wajukuu wa Bibi’ gangs in Kisauni and Likoni.

According to Intel, the MCAs are behind the gangs which have been terrorizing the residents of Mombasa county and its environs.

DRUG BARONS

The report has also revealed that the two have been trafficking drugs to finance the two criminal groups.

The report further alleges that the two MCAs have been buying the drugs from well-known drug barons then using local youths in distributing the drugs.

The two are also believed to be connected to powerful individuals within the county government.

Coast region Deputy Police Commander Muriithi Mutonga has confirmed these report, stating that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

INVESTIGATIONS

“We have launched the investigation, we will not spare anybody found capable,” the police boss said.

A police officer in the area said that once investigations are complete the said MCAs will be arrested and prosecuted.

According to a police officer who sought animosity, efforts by the police to hold the two MCAs accountable for their actions have been frustrated by rogue officers colluding with drug barons, traffickers and peddlers.