Two suspected gangster were on Friday night shot dead in a dramatic shootout with police in Embakasi, Nairobi County.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigation report, the 11pm operation that was led by detectives drawn from different specialized detachment, led by Nairobi’s Operation Branch and Crime Research, accosted the thugs in the nick of time as they were finalizing their plans to stage attacks within Embakasi region.
“Like cornered rats the thugs who were initially three scattered into different directions shooting at the detectives frenziedly. But our men responded with precision, fatally wounding two of them on the spot as the third miscreant staged a daring escape into Mukuru Kwa Njenga settlement,” Said the DCI report on their Twitter page.
Determined to arrest him, detectives gave chase but the thug was lucky to jump into a sewer infested with human waste, his body riddled with gunshot injuries.
Following the operation, detectives managed to recover an Australian made glock pistol and 29 live rounds of 9 mm calibre, from one of the fallen gangster.
After preliminary ballistic test, it was established that the same firearm had been used to commit various robberies in the city including the cold blooded murder of one Monica Katee, who was shot five times at Mukuru kwa Njenga, four days ago.
The gang was also linked to the series of robberies that have been targeting mobile money lending outlets within Nairobi’s East-land suburbs.