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Police shoot one as two others are killed by mob justice in Nairobi

Police on Thursday night shot and killed a suspected thief who had he robbed a bakery in Kariobangi.

The owner of Misters Bakery Sammy Kariuki was confronted by five robbers at around 7pm, according to a police brief. Mr Kariuki then raised alarm and police on patrol responded and gave chase.

According to the police, when the robbers were ordered to surrender, one of them drew a pistol and shot at the officers. In the process one robber aged around 25 was shot and killed while others escaped.

A police officer was hit by a blunt object on his right hand and rushed to Jamii hospital.

Police recovered a pistol, four rounds of ammunition and two mobile phones. The suspect’s body was later moved to City Mortuary.


In Kayole, a security guard who had missed work for two days was found dead, lying in a pool of blood with deep cuts on the back of his head on Thursday.

Julius Njoroge had failed to report to work prompting his employer to send a colleague to find out the reason. A knife with blood was found on the scene.

In a separate incident in Mihango area, an unidentified man who was suspected to be a thief was lynched by an angry mob. His body was burnt beyond recognition.

A similar incident happened in Gigiri, near Two Rivers Mall, where a man was lynched by members of the public. He was rushed to Kiambu hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was moved to City Mortuary.