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Lone gunman killed after shooting waiter over plate of chips

A lone gunman was on Tuesday evening shot dead by the police in Umoja II after he shot and wounded a waiter after ordering chips in a restaurant.

Police officers on patrol heard gunshots and rushed to the scene and found the gunman inside Umoja Chips and Chicken Inn.

According to the police, the gunman defied orders from the police to surrender and was subsequently shot dead.

Witnesses recounted how the gunman entered the said restaurant and ordered the plate of chips, and after being served, he immediately drew a pistol and shot the waiter, a Joab Mwangangi, on his left arm without provocation.


The victim was rushed to Emmaus hospital in Umoja in stable condition while the body of the gunman was moved to City Mortuary for postmortem and identification.

A Kral King pistol manufactured in Turkey and one round of 8mm ammo was recovered from the scene.

In another incident, a suspected gangster was shot dead by police officers on Tuesday in Mlango Kubwa.

The slain suspect was in a group of four known notorious criminals who were trailing a man who in turn alerted police officers on patrol.

The police confronted the four gangsters but instead, one of them drew a gun resulting in the shootout. Three of the suspects, however, fled towards the sprawling Mathare slums.

Police recovered a homemade pistol and a motor cycle registration number KMCM 949U, Tiger model, red in colour.