10 suspected criminals gunned down in Nairobi
At least 10 criminals have been shot dead and seven firearms seized in separate incidents in Nairobi in the past three days.
Three other suspects were lynched and a home-made pistol found on them, according to police records.
The firearms include an AK47 rifle, three Ceska pistols, a Tokarev and Sarsilmaz pistols, among others.
Eleven other suspects, including three women, said to have escaped from the scenes of shooting, are being sought by the police.
TWO PISTOLS FOUND
On Thursday morning, two suspects were shot dead in Kariobangi, where police also found two pistols.
Officers had intercepted three young men riding on a motorcycle at Mayatima and stopped them but they defied the order.
Police claimed that two of them drew their pistols and fired at the officers but they were gunned down.
The rider, police said, escaped. Two Ceska pistols and 21 rounds of ammunition were seized.
“Both bodies were taken to the City Mortuary for identification and autopsy,” said Buruburu OCPD Geoffrey Mayek.
On Wednesday at around 7.30pm, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Buruburu shot dead two other suspects on Kangundo Road. The two had a Ceska pistol and a pair of handcuffs.
GANG OF SIX
Buruburu DCI boss Jeremiah Ikiaoh said the suspects were part of a gang of six — three men and three women — who had been carjacking passenger vehicles on the road.
In one of the operations that police termed a major success, officers on patrol shot dead a suspected notorious robber identified as Mr Dennis Kabiru and found a Sarsilmaz pistol loaded with four rounds of ammunition on him.
Wananchi had alerted the police that a gang of three men, one armed with a pistol, were robbing residents in Kamutini. They responded and shot dead Mr Kabiru.
Officers from the Special Crime Prevention Unit then proceeded to the residence of the deceased in Gatarama village in Lari, Kiambu County, where they found an AK47 rifle loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition and another 24 rounds.
ROLLS OF BHANG
They also found his passport, two mobile phones and several rolls of bhang.
Another suspect was shot dead in Dandora by officers on patrol who had laid an ambush in Mowlem.
They found him with a Tokarev pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition and two mobile phones.
The deceased was identified as Mr John Irungu, according to records at the mortuary.