Why gangs and gang wars are reemerging in Mombasa

Youth competing to outdo each other to become the 'gangs of choice' for politicians when they come looking for support in 2022

In Summary

• Fourteen dead in a month. Gang members are mobilising and engaging in fierce wars in public spaces, they are threatening the entire population. 

• After a year of peace, why is this happening? Economic impact of the Co? Or are gangs mobilising to outdo each other and become politicians' gangs of choice for 2022?

In the last month, Haki Africa has documented at least 14 killings in Mombasa county alone. These include four youths who were lynched by a mob in Liwatoni, five youths who were shot dead by police ...

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