Police kill two men suspected to have shot dead varsity student
Police on Wednesday afternoon shot dead two men whom they believe are behind the killing of a fourth-year Meru University student Rodgers Opiyo at a hospital in Umoja.
The two were tracked after a tipoff and shot dead in Kamakis, Ruiru bypass.
Police sources say that the gang operated in a group of four and their leader was recently released after spending time in jail for shooting and killing a man in Umoja in 2015.
Another member of their gang was on Tuesday, April 28 shot dead following a botched robbery at John Lee hospital in Tena estate.
Last week, Opiyo was shot dead just 10 meters from where he lived in Umoja-Innercore after he walked in on a robbery by two young men who were his friends.
Police said a commotion ensued between the thugs and Opiyo who is said to have identified them as they were robbing him of his valuables.
According to the police and witnesses, the gang shot him in the neck after he identified them as his friends from the neighbourhood.
The family is yet to set the date for the burial of the 22-year-old.