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Fake taxi driver shot dead after robbing female passenger

Police on Saturday shot dead a man masquerading as a taxi driver in Karen after he allegedly robbed a female passenger of Sh10,000 and a handbag.

Police said the driver, who turned out to be a thug, had picked up the woman from whom he demanded cash and valuables before abandoning her by the roadside.

The woman reported the robbery and police officers managed to trace the car being driven by the suspect.

A dramatic chase ensued before they shot dead the gunman from whom they recovered three handbags and a pistol.

The man, identified as Benson Njuguna, was shot inside his car along Mombasa Road.

In Dandora, police are looking for a gang that robbed and killed a woman on Friday night.

Police said the gang of unknown number of people raided the woman’s house and strangled her before carting away household goods.

The victim’s body was discovered on Saturday.