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Police gun suspected robber in Githurai

By Nyaboga Kiage February 15th, 2024 2 min read

A suspected robber was on February 14, 2024, shot dead in Githurai Area.

He succumbed following a deadly shootout with police. Two of his colleagues managed to escape.

“They were attacking pedestrians and people when police officers were informed of their activities leading to the death of one of them,” police said in a report.

The shot robber was also in possession of a pistol that was loaded with two bullets and which has now been kept as an exhibit.

Sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are undertaking forensic tests to ascertain whether the pistol has been used in committing other crimes.

The body of the deceased was taken to the City Mortuary awaiting a postmortem and identification.

Currently, a manhunt has been launched for the other two who managed to escape with the police asking anyone with information to reach out to them.

Nairobi County police boss Adamson Bungei sent a warning to suspected criminals who have been terrorizing people within the city.

He said that there were enough police officers across every estate in Nairobi who were ready to deal with any criminal elements.

“I want to send a warning to those who keep on causing chaos and stealing from members of the public that their days are numbered,” Mr Bungei said.

The incident took place just three days after two other suspected robbers were shot dead by police officers.

In a botched robbery targeting a local supermarket along Raphta Road in Kilimani, Nairobi County the duo was shot while two other suspects managed to flee.

Police said that they disappeared towards Kawangware Area in Dagoretti North in Nairobi County.

In a statement, the Nairobi County police boss said that a pistol loaded with six bullets and two knives were recovered from the slain men. The officers also managed to recover a motorcycle they were using.

The suspects were spotted by vigilant supermarket attendants who noticed them carrying concealed weapons as they prepared to close the store for the day.

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