Detectives in Mombasa are in hot pursuit of two perpetrators behind an incident where a man was on Friday robbed at gunpoint at Kona Mpya area in Likoni constituency.
The 7:30pm incident has since drawn criticism from members of the public on the horrors of a series of robberies that has of late hit the area targeting M-pesa and whole sale shops.
A police report revealed that on friday 12, May, at around 19:37hrs, two men made their way to Leeds International mpesa shop located at Kona Mpya area in Majengo Mapya sub-location where the owner,Peter Mwaega Moenga together with his two other friends were sitted and went straight to the counter where one of them drew a rifle.
The robbers forced the three to lie down and demanded to be given money where the owner or the Mpesa surrendered Kshs.100,000.
They then shot in the air to scare away members of the public as they escaped.
Mr. Mwaega told Alshifaa, two friends had visited him at around 7;30pm, one of them had brought him money for Chama but before he could receive the money two other men entered his shop.
“After a while one of the men removed a gun and ordered us to lie down before he demanded money from me saying he could kill me if I declined. I surrendered all the Ksh.100,000 i had to save my life. I’ve now been forced to close down the shop because that was my only capital” Mwaega said on phone.
In April, another robbery incident was reported in Ujamaa area where a security guard manning a shop was killed and over Ksh.80,000 taken away.
Likoni has in recent months been hit by a spate of robberies sending fears to business operators and residents believe the robberies are linked to a particular gang that has been carrying out attacks.
Likoni sub county police boss Timothy Muasya noted investigations into the Kona Mpya robbery incident had started.
“The matter is under DCI who have already begun investigations to establish the area the suspects are from and ensure the weapons are seized.We urge the members of the public to share information of such people with us to tame insecurity cases,” said Mr.Muasya.