Terror suspect shot dead in Mombasa

Written By Michael Maunda on Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 10:53 AM

Police said Hassan Guti was shot four times by assailants who escaped in unmarked vehicle and was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment at private hospital/CFM
Police said Hassan Guti was shot four times by assailants who escaped in unmarked vehicle and was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment at private hospital/CFM

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8- A terror suspect has been shot dead by unknown people within Majengo area in Mombasa.

Police said Hassan Guti was shot four times by assailants who escaped in unmarked vehicle and was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The wife sustained minor bullet injury. 

According to police report Guti is believed to be among youth linked to terror cells in the coastal city of Mombasa where he is facing murder charges in Mombasa Court.

Detectives from the scene of crime collected four spent cartridges fired from an AK- 47 rifle.
However, human rights group, Haki Africa CEO Hussein Khalid said the killing of Guti, who was with his wife and a young lady during the attack, should be termed as extra judiciary killing.


“Mombasa has today witnessed another killing. We have seen a youth today being shot dead in broad day light on the streets of Mombasa. Where is the security? Where is the government? We must speak together,” Khalid lamented.

He has called on the government to investigate and apprehend people behind the senseless killings.
“No one is safe. We want to be guaranteed our security. People who are doing this know that they can get away with murder like this,” Khalid complained.

On Tuesday this week, gunmen killed a prominent moderate imam in Likoni, adding to the growing list of clerics who have been executed at the Coast and whose murders remain unresolved.
Police said Salim Bakari, the imam of Bilaal bin Rabaah Mosque in Likoni was shot three times in the stomach by unknown gunmen.

The cleric was attacked as he stepped out of his house to attend evening prayers at the mosque by suspected radical youths.