Likoni MP Storms Police station to free prisoners

Likoni MP Storms Police station to free prisoners


Masoud Mwahima

Likoni MP Masoud Mwahima followed by his constituents stormed a police station on Tuesday demanding the release of a group of youth that had been detained over what he claimed was an illegal arrest by the police.

The MP stormed Likoni police station with a group bodaboda riders to demand the release of the youth.

Things turned ugly when protesters began pelting the station with stones forcing officers to intervene in a bid to maintain order.

In the midst of the protest, a woman was reportedly shot in the thigh and an officer was hit on the head with a stone.

Speaing of the incident, commissioner Maalim Mohamed said the protest led to running battles between the rioting group and police officers. Mr Mohamed warned that he would not allow lawlessness in the county.

“We cannot allow hooliganism and they will be dealt with according to the law,” he told.

Speaking of the matter, Likoni OCPD Willy Simba denied that the woman was shot by the police stating that his officers only threw teargas to disperse the angry youth.

He added that the ongoing crackdown by the county’s traffic department to arrest riders operating illegally would continue despite resistance from affected operators.

“We have reports that some of the unregistered motorbikes are being used in carrying out criminal activities,” stated Simba.

Mr Mwahima accused his political enemies of sending the rioting youth, adding that the riders had just gone to the Station to negotiate for the release of their colleagues.