Mathare and Kibera residents have complained about men wearing ‘long hair’ attacking them in the night after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared as the duly elected President.
According to the residents, the long dread-locked men have been tormenting them for hours for the past few days.
”A group of men dressed in jungle green police uniforms showed up in 9 police vehicles with hidden number plates. They moved from house to house ordering youth and old men to get out,” Samuel Ombiri said.
The attackers are also said to have thrown tear gas canisters into the civilians homes whenever the men hesitated.
They armed themselves with pangas and guns.
One resident, Ann Onyango said her son and his friend were beaten and left for dead.
”I found my son lying in a trench with with a group of men pounding him with clubs,” she said.
Earlier reports indicated that the men could have been part of the Mungiki sect but bullet cartridges collected in the area were labelled Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).
Nairobi County Commander, Japheth Koome however denied the reports and said that his men were looking into the claims.
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