EX-GSU Officer Operating Land Cartel Arrested in Mombasa

  • A former General Service Unit (GSU) officer who operated a land cartel was, on Monday, arrested in Mombasa.

    The suspect, who is believed to be behind several land grabbing incidents in Likoni constituency, was taken to Likoni police station for interrogation.

    Acting Likoni Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Charles Onyango revealed that the suspect had been involved in malicious damage of property.

    “He has also been involved in malicious damage of property in a series of incidents regarding land grabbing,” stated Onyango.

    A signpost showing Likoni Police Station.

    While speaking during the issuance of title deeds at Shika Adabu, the leaders put the land grabbers on notice revealing that it had hindered development.

    “We are warning you. We know you operate as a group but we will come for you as an individual,” stated Onyango.

    To reiterate, the county's deputy commissioner Eric Wamlevu stated that the land grabbers had taken over public land in the area.

    “We have been unable to continue with some government projects because public lands are in the hands of cartels,” stated Wamlevu.

    The two were in the company of County Commissioner Evans Achoki, where officials from Ministry of Lands gave out over 1,000 title deeds to residents of Vyemani in Likoni.

    Last month, a GSU officer based in Embu was taken into police custody after he was accused of lending his firearm to dangerous criminals at a fee.

    The suspect, James Murimi Kamau, had reportedly given out 20 rounds of ammunition, one machete and a jungle pair of trousers.

    A person's hands in cuffs.