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Second female gangster shot dead in Kayole gun drama – PHOTOS

Police on Sunday shot dead another suspected female gangster believed to be the best friend of slain gangster, Claire Njoki Mwaniki, famously known as Clea Adi Vybz.

The suspect, only known by her alias- Marsha Minaj, was shot dead together with a male suspect on Sunday afternoon at a house in Migingo, in Patanisho area.

Marsha Minaj (left) with her friend Clea Adi Vybz. PHOTO | COURTESY
Marsha Minaj (left) with her friend Clea Adi Vybz. PHOTO | COURTESY

Nairobi County Police Commander, Japhet Koome said police had been looking for the woman and other members of her gang for a long time.

“On Sunday, police received information from the public about the location of the suspect, whom they have been complaining about, for some time,” Mr Koome said.

He said when the police went to the house they were in, they found the two and attempted to arrest them, but they started shooting at the police officers through the door.

“The officers were forced to return fire and they managed to fatally injure the two and recovered a pistol, five rounds of ammunition and three spent cartridges from the suspects,” Mr Koome said.

He said the automatic pistol recovered from the suspects and the rounds of ammunition would be subjected to ballistic examinations to ascertain how it has been used in the past.

The pistol could not be identified instantly because the serial number is written in Arabic.

Claire Mwaniki aka Clea Adi Vybz. PHOTO | COURTESY
Claire Mwaniki aka Clea Adi Vybz. PHOTO | COURTESY

Immediately after the shooting, the suspect was identified by a mysterious Facebook user who brands himself as a police officer on war with the armed criminal gangs in Kayole, Huruma, Dandora and other parts of Eastlands.

The mysterious police officer who goes by the name ‘Hessy Wa Kayole’ posted gory pictures of the suspect at a Facebook group called Kayole Crime Free. He had previously warned the female suspect through the same platform, that she would die if she did not reform and abandon Crime.

Elsewhere in Pangani, another suspected gangster was killed by police officers, as they attempted to rob from members of the public in Mlango Kubwa in the afternoon.

Police said the suspect were part of a four-man gang that approached two people and attempted to rob them at gunpoint when police on patrol accosted them and asked them to surrender but they defied the orders and started shooting at the police officers, who shot back, killing one and recovering a home made pistol.

Another suspect was also killed and a homemade pistol recovered from him at Tononoka in Mowlem.