Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Suspect in detective Mayaka’s death shot dead

An armed suspect in the cold blood murder of detective David Mayaka has been shot dead after he was corned by DCI detectives.

Armed with a CZ pistol, John Kamau aka Farouk shot one of the detectives on the thigh prompting his colleagues to act swiftly, killing him on the spot.

“Detectives have gunned down a suspect involved in the cold blooded murder of detective David Mayaka in Kayole, two weeks ago.  The suspect John Kamau aka Farouk died in a hail of fire this morning after he was cornered by our men and defied orders to surrender, opting to shoot at the officers.

Armed with the CZ pistol that fired the fatal shots which took detective Mayaka’s life, the bloodthirsty thug had emerged from his door at an apartment in Njiru Sub-County and shot at one of our men injuring him on his left thigh. 

This prompted his colleagues to retaliate with speed and efficiency killing the miscreant on the spot in the dawn operation conducted on the second floor of flat B4-124, by an elite team of sleuths drawn from the Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau,” said DCI

Balistics experts have linked the pistol to five other robberies within Nairobi and Kiambu counties targeting M-pesa shops and residential buildings in Kayole, Buru Buru, Dandora and Dagoretti.

Also discovered is that the pistol had been stolen from an aide of former Cabinet Secretary following a robbery incident back in November 2022.

“A manhunt for the third suspect Henry Njihia, who is believed to be armed and dangerous is currently underway.  Detective Mayaka who was based at DCI Makadara was driving home in the company of his wife Kemunto Mayaka on August 8, at around 10pm when they were accosted by the three-man gang riding on a motorbike. 

The officer had stopped his vehicle to change a flat tyre when the thugs struck, in a heart-wrenching scene that was captured by CCTV cameras mounted at an adjacent building.

Meanwhile, the injured sleuth is recuperating at a city hospital in stable condition. We wish him quick recovery,” said DCI

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