Two people are now nursing injuries after a bloody clash between Majengo Youth and Kariokor mechanics that occurred last week outside the Kariokor cemetry.
Trouble started when a group of youth from Nairobi’s Majengo’s slums found a vehicle being worked on by area mechanics blocking the entrance of the Kariokor cemetry where they had gone to burry a body.
The angry youth then resorted to stoning vehicles and stealing stealing from passers by causing them to clash with the mechanics who were angered by their acts.
“After stoning several vehicles at the garage, they started stealing phones from ladies who were coming from Gikomba. We could not let them go on with these acts so we also reiterated and sent them away, ” narrated a mechanic.
“But then they returned with a bigger reinforcement of about 20 people armed with crude weapons hence the clash that saw two people injured,” he further narrated.
The mechanics are now calling on the Majengo youth to desist from unwarranted drama during their burial processions at the Kariokor cemetery noting that other groups from other areas are using the premise peacefully.
“People from South B, Eastleigh, Kayole are burying bodies here peacefully, so are Majengo people to disturb this place’s peace when they are coming to bury a body?” said another.