Kenya: How Notorious Criminal Gangs Rule Eastleigh

By Kassim Mohammed

In an investigation that took six months, Star correspondent Kassim Mohamed uncovers two cocky and aggressive criminal gangs operating in Eastleigh who kill, rob and maim residents and visitors alike with reckless abandon.

Eastleigh estate is regarded as the fastest growing business hub in Nairobi with emerging skyscrapers; tens of buildings are under construction and the streets are dotted with shopping malls. But amid the glittering window pens and the booming business lies a tale of fear. Residents are faced with a daily dilemma of dealing with two criminal gangs that are now a thorn to business opportunities here.