Kisii: Police launch hunt for gang behind series of break-ins, night attacks

Kisii: Police launch hunt for gang behind series of break-ins, night attacks

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  • Business owners from Mwembe market have over the past week been counting losses following a series of break-ins in their business premises that have led to them losing valuables of unknown value.
  • Kisii Central OCPD Amos Ambasa said officers have been instructed to intensify night patrols around Kisii town and its environs.

Police in Kisii have launched a manhunt for a gang that has been terrorising residents of Mwembe area during night hours.

Business owners from Mwembe market have over the past week been counting losses following a series of break-ins in their business premises that have led to them losing valuables of unknown value in what is emergeing as serious security concerns.

Speaking to Citizen digital, Kisii Central OCPD Amos Ambasa said officers have been instructed to intensify night patrols around Kisii town and its environs.

Over ten shops have been broken into over the past week by the said gang, which is said to have been carrying out its operations between 10pm and midnight. They reportedly target electronics, foodstuff, mobile phones, cereals and cash money.

On Wednesday, John Makori, a resident staying around Fort Jesus within Mwembe, was attacked along the stretch at around 10.30p.m by middle-aged youth who intercepted his vehicle and ordered him to lie on the ground before vanishing with valuables including the clothes he was putting on.

Police officers have since urged Kisii residents to always report the cases and give more information for normalcy to be restored.

Similar incidences have also been reported in Birongo, Kiamabundu, Menyinkwa and Egesa within Kitutu Chache South sub-county.

This comes as the national government has outlined measures to curb a spate of attacks currently being witnessed in various parts of the country.

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