14 members of bloodthirsty "Mbogi La Izraim Territory" gang arrested

for Tv47 Digital November 22, 2022, 06:26 PM
Kakamega Police Station
Kakamega Police Station where the suspects are being held. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • In one incident, the gang is suspected to have attacked and murdered one John Mulama,  a 58-year-old security guard at Club 2000 within Kambi Somali on November 17.

  • After killing Mulama, the gang is also believed to have proceeded to Amalemba Bus Stage where they also ended the life of 59-year-old Festo Iluma, a watchman at DEE's Pub.

Police in Kakamega have arrested 14 suspects linked with the notorious "Mbogi La Izraim Territory" gang that has been terrorizing marketers.

According to police report, the gang has been stealing nothing from its targets, besides the heinous attacks that left them either dead or mutilated.

Police believe that the gangsters have been on a revenge mission after three robbery suspects belonging to the gang were recently lynched by members of the public.

"The gang believes watchmen informed on them, hence becoming the major targets," the police report reads.

Series of murders in Kakamega

The gang is believed to be the mastermind of over murder 10 cases reported on diverse dates between October and November this year, with three of the murders occurring on the 17th and 19th of November 2022.

In one incident, the gang is suspected to have attacked and murdered one John Mulama,  a 58-year-old security guard at Club 2000 within Kambi Somali on November 17.

After killing Mulama, the gang is also believed to have proceeded to Amalemba Bus Stage where they also ended the life of 59-year-old Festo Iluma, a watchman at DEE's Pub.

On November 19, the gang advanced its attacks to Mahiakhalo in the Bukhungu location, killing 24-year-old Patrick Kipkosgei, a 5th-year student at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in cold blood.

Following the horrifying trend, police dispatched a joint team of KPS and DCI officers to the area on Sunday, Nov 20, where 10 suspected members of the ring were flashed out of their hideouts and escorted to Kakamega Police Station.

After interrogating the first suspects, four more were cornered and nabbed on Monday in different locations within the township.

Police have also recovered three get-away motorcycles, metal bars, bloodstained machetes and clothings, and assorted electronics used by the gangsters.

The suspects will now remain in custody for the next 21 days as investigations continue.

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