Police in Mombasa are holding seven suspected criminals who were arrested on Wednesday night after a tip from the locals.

The seven who were arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Kisauni, Mombasa County are suspected to have been involved in various criminal activities in the area.

They were flushed out from their hiding bays by the detectives and remain in custody awaiting interrogation and subsequent arraignment in court as investigations continue.

The coastal county has seen an upsurge in criminal gangs in the recent past, with security forces on high alert as they try to contain the situation.

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