Shooting Incident in Kibundani, Diani.


On 29/5/2020 at about 2300 hrs a multi agency elite unit on patrol at Kibundani area within south Coast Diani went to one suspect’s house namely SAIDI CHITSWA ALIAS NINJA a known Al Shabaab recruiter, who was planning to launch attacks at undisclosed police Station.
Upon interrogation he led the officers to the house of one M/A MOHAMED MAPENZI alias SPANYA within kibundani to search for firearms and upon reaching the suspect’s house they ordered him to open the door but he declined.
As the officers were preparing to break in, the suspect suddenly opened the door and threw a grenade towards the officers slightly injuring one of them. This prompted the officers to open fire fatally injuring him and two minors he was using as human shield.
The suspect’s wife and three other children also sustained injuries and were rushed to Msambweni referral hospital for treatment. Recovered is one live grenade and assorted jungle uniform.
Two suspects have been arrested and placed in custody pending interrogation and bodies taken to Kwale morgue awaiting Post Mortem.


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