Police have on Tuesday morning shot dead a gangster and recovered a firearm in Kasarani after he attempted to jump off a moving motorbike.
The gangster is reported to have been escorting a woman to work when police ambushed him forcing him to take a motorbike. The rider panicked upon realizing a police vehicle chasing them forcing the gangster to jump off.
He however landed on the road sustaining injuries but attempted to escape shooting back at the police who shot him dead.
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“Early today morning, Police officers recovered a firearm from a gangster in Kasarani, who had just accosted a pedestrian on her way to work. The gangster had in a bid to escape jumped on a getaway motorbike, that sped off after confronting the pedestrian at Season’s bus stop.
However, lady luck was against his escape bid. When the rider heard the rumbling sound of an approaching Police land cruiser chasing after them at breakneck speed, panic engulfed him & the motorcycle began wobbling on the road.
The armed pillion passenger fell off the beleaguered bike landing on the tarmac with a thud! Unbowed and determined to escape from the long arm of the law, the suspect began firing at the Police vehicle that had screeched to a halt. His mistake turned costly.
It only took the response from one of the officers aboard the truck to immobilize the miscreant, injuring him fatally.” Said DCI
The police believe the gangster is part of a broader gang that shot a man in Githuria who rushed to rescue a woman who was being robbed at gung point on Monday evening.
“Police believe that the gangsters are connected to a shooting incident that occurred last night at the Githurai roundabout, where a man was shot on the right arm by gun toting hoodlums on a motorbike. The thugs had just snatched a hand bag from a lady who was walking home and opened fire on concerned members of the public, who were responding to her distress call.
The injured man was rushed to St John’s hospital in Githurai, where he was treated & referred to Kiambu Level 5 hospital for specialized treatment. Meanwhile, the body of the fatally wounded suspect was moved to the City mortuary pending identification.” Said DCI