Tension is building up in Mukuru slums, Nairobi after a leader of Nyumba Kumi was stabbed and killed in an attack in the war on narcotics.
Wycliffe Obara was attacked by about seven men who were wearing facemasks and slashed to death in his house on May 5 evening.
Locals told police the man was attacked by a gang that was revenging an earlier operation in the area that saw a suspected drugs den destroyed.
The gang waylaid the deceased and slashed him in the head and legs leaving him for dead.
He was picked up and rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The next day at about 3 am, unknown people set on fire a parking yard owned by one Kimathi Maina. It is alleged that Maina is the key suspect in Obara’s murder.
Police say they have established that Obara was killed because he and other local leaders had raided a drug den in the area and destroyed it earlier.
The area chief had earlier on led other members of Nyumba Kumi in demolishing structures they claimed were used in selling drugs and suspected stolen goods.
Police said they arrested one suspect in connection with the attack