BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,6TH APRIL,2022-Police in Mombasa are investigating an incident in which an aspirant for a political seat in Mvita Constituency was shot and seriously injured in Tudor area.
The politician’s car was sprayed with more than 15 bullets, injuring him.
Police say they don’t know the motive of the attack on Ali Mwatsau who is a UDA politician.
He was rushed to hospital in stable condition as the hunt for the gunmen continue.
According to police, the shooting happened at about 10 pm on Tuesday and the gunmen were in two cars.
They sped off soon after the incident. His friends termed the incident a failed assassination even as police warned against speculations.
Witnesses said he sustained gunshot wounds on his arms and legs and was rushed to a Mombasa hospital for treatment.
His family and friends said he was driving from a mosque to his house when the attack took place.
Police arrived at the scene and towed the car to the local police station.
Coast DCI boss Washington Njiiru told the Star that detectives are still gathering details on the incident.
“The scene was attended to and the politician was taken to the hospital,” Njiiru said on phone.
Kisauni security analyst and Ziwa la Ngombe MCA aspirant Abdallah Abdulrahaman urged security agencies to expedite investigations into the attack.
“We need peace during this election. Those involved should be arrested,” he said.
Meanwhile, a suspected thug who attacked and robbed a policewoman of her uniforms and other valuables in Changamwe, Mombasa has been arrested.
The suspect was arrested in Makupa and a set of uniforms robbed from the female officer were found on him.
Police say they are looking for more suspects in connection with the robbery incident that happened as the officer walked to a bus stop to connect to work.
The suspect was expected in court to face various charges, including robbery with violence.