Ten attackers wearing black t shirts and red ribbons opened fire in Likoniâ€™s Soweto area, Mombasa killing four people on Sunday night. The gunmen also injured more than 10 people.
Among those killed is an 11 year old. The injured were taken to various hospitals.
Gunmen started shooting indiscriminately in the Soweto slum of Likoni in Mombasa killing two at the scene.
Witnesses said the attackers opened fire in the residential area leaving many with gunshot wounds, but the identity of the gunmen was not immediately established.
Mombasa County Commander Robert Kitur confirmed the incident, but said only one person was killed.
The Coast region has recently been the target of attacks in which more than 80 people have lost their lives.
The government has blamed attacks on Mombasa Republican Council and political incitement but al Shabaab followers have claimed responsibility.
Additional reporting by NATION and the Standard