BY JARED OPIYO
POLICE in Kisumu have renewed war against criminals at the Lake side City after a red blooded gangster issued death threats to several people including his former group members and a journalist.
Kisumu OCS has maintained that his office will exploit every available resources to ensure that peace prevails in the volatile city that has frequently witnessed deadly war pitting criminal gangs.
The officer made the remarks few hours after the dramatic arrest of two known criminals believed to be operating under a notorious city gangster after the duo trailed a journalist, Mr. Omari Akello and issued him death threats.
The two criminals were immediately arrested and booked at the central police station and were only released on bond to report to the CID on Tuesday after one of them sensationally confessed that they received funds from the gang leader Mr. Willis Akoth aka Boy with instruction to eliminate the journalist and other key members of the infamous China Squad.
Akoth aka Boy remained the China Squad de facto chairman until recently when members unanimously ganged up to support his ejection from the group after it emerged that he was a top city criminal who was only painting the group in a bad picture.
It's after the unceremonious ouster from the group that gangster whose street name is Boy has remained a wounded man struggling to front a lousy gang of three , currently under his command, to threaten his former friends turned foes.
There was a stampede at the Kisumu police station when after the arrest of the two criminals who had earlier attacked the journalist, the evidently drunk Boy, stormed the police station and issued more death threats to the helpless journalist before he demanded for the release of his men.
His actions were however met with rude shock after the police stood their grounds and locked the two suspects who later pleaded with the journalist before they made a confession to the effect that they were under orders from Boy.