A section of residents of Mtongwe in Likoni, Mombasa County is nursing injuries after a raid by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers who pounced on them on Tuesday night.
According to locals, the army officers were on a mission to revenge the killing of their colleague; Corporal David Mwangi Gohinji who was found dead in his house on Saturday.
The attack left a number of casualties, among them a police officer and a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ranger Musa Juma who was attacked with metal rods and clubs.
Hamud Musa, an AP officer stationed in Limuru lost two upper teeth after ten armed military men broke into their house, with locals decrying and condemning the attacks.
“Even if one of their own was killed, this is not the way to look for the culprits. They should investigate as they have the machinery to do so,” said Mchengo Masha whose brother Munira Masha was ordered to lie in a sewer line.
The area security committee on Wednesday convened a meeting, where Likoni Police boss Elina Wanjala apologised to the victims, promising to follow up on the matter.
The incident was also confirmed by Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki.
“We have received reports from the public that they were assaulted by soldiers from Mtongwe. We have convened a meeting to discuss the matter,” said Achoki.