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One shot dead, gun recovered in Buruburu shootout

Police on Thursday night shot and fatally injured a suspected robber in Buruburu and recovered a homemade gun.

An accomplice of the slain suspect managed to escape.

The incident happened near SOS village after members of the public raised alerted police officers who were on patrol.

“The two young men, one armed with a pistol, were robbing members of the public near SOS.  Police officers on patrol got information and confronted them,” a police report on the incident stated.

The suspects reportedly fired towards the police officers, prompting a shootout.


A homemade gun loaded with two rounds of 9mm, one empty cartridge and a mobile phone were recovered.

The body was moved to city mortuary awaiting identification and postmortem.

In Mombasa, police arrested a terror suspect for involvement in human smuggling and financing terrorism.

Ali Hussein Ali alias The Trusted One is said to have links with ISIS, Al Shabaab and the Magafe Human Smuggling Network in Libya.

The suspect was arrested together with two accomplices, Ibrahim Abasheikh Mukhtar and Abdi Mohamed Yusuf, during a joint operation.

The suspect used Eastleigh and Malindi as recruiting grounds.