Two people have been confirmed dead and two others injured following a shooting incident in Sega bar, Majengo area of Mombasa county.
The attackers are said to have been masked and walked into the bar at 4:30am early Tuesday morning and opened fire on patrons who were in the premise at the time.
Confirming the incident, Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur said that the attack is suspected to have been carried out by the same assailants who killed four people and injured six others in Soweto area, Likoni in Mombasa.
Kitur however said that eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the Likoni shootings by a combined contingent of paramilitary and regular police officers and are being interrogated by detectives.
The suspects are further being questioned on hate leaflets that surfaced after the shootings and which are suspected to have been dropped by the attackers as they fled.
The leaflets are addressed to a certain community living in the region which has been told to vacate the area or face more attacks.
Mombasa county Women’s Representative Mishi Mboko however called on residents of the coastal city to ignore the leaflets as she and other leaders including deputy governor Hezel Katana, Nyali MP Hezron Awiti, and Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima condemned the killings.
Mombasa County leaders held a meeting in Likoni last night to find ways of dealing with insecurity at the coast. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa urged residents to provide any information on the attacks to the police.
These two incidents barely 48 hours apart shed a spotlight on the volatile security situation in the Coastal region even as security agencies battle to secure lives and property in other areas of the country such as Lamu and Turkana counties.