From Migori to Kisii: How police trailed and felled suspected armed gangsters
Police have revealed details of how they trailed three suspected armed gangsters from Migori County to Kisii County where the suspects eventually met their deaths.
According to the police, one of the suspects, identified as Joseph Mwita, was armed with an AK47 rifle, which was recovered after the fatal shootout.
The trap was laid by detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) wing of the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau.
“Having got wind of the terror gang, Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau detectives forensically analysed their modus operandi based on previously staged robberies, before embarking on their painstaking trail,” the DCI said in a statement.
The three were on board a motorcycle of registration number KMGH 656X and were armed with a rifle, a sword and a machete.
Police believe the suspects had been using the motorbike for criminal activities.
The officers who trailed the suspects for over 60 kilometers managed to corner them within Corner Mbaya in Kisii County.
A shootout ensued after the suspects defied police orders to surrender, leading to the fatalities and the recovery of the rifle, which, according to the police, was loaded with 21 bullets.
The bodies of the suspects were taken to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) in Kisii County.