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September 19, 2018

Masked men hack Nyumba Kumi official to death in Kisauni

Nyumba Kumi official Mohamed Ahmed who was killed by armed gang in Barsheba Kisauni on Thursday, September 13, 2018. /ANDREW KASUKU
Nyumba Kumi official Mohamed Ahmed who was killed by armed gang in Barsheba Kisauni on Thursday, September 13, 2018. /ANDREW KASUKU

Masked men on Thursday attacked and killed a Nyumba Kumi official at Barsheba area in Kisauni constituency.

Mohamed Mwatsahu was hacked a number of times in the head as he rested outside his house at about 8pm.

The 47-year-old, who is a member of Kisauni security committee, died hours later at Sayid Fatma hospital where he was rushed.

His uncle Alamin Mwatsahu said the late played a key in restoring peace in the area. 

His body was taken to the Coast General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem before burial later at his Mariakani home.

In a separate incident, a mob accosted and lynched a suspected thug whose group is accused of causing mayhem in Junda area, Kisauni.

Last week, police gunned down four youths with links to a criminal gang in Mtopanga area, Kisauni.

County security chiefs led by commissioner Evans Achoki held meetings at Matingasi and Kisauni this week with a view to curbing insecurity.

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