Three hardcore criminals were on Sunday shot and fatally injured by police in Kokotoni area in Kilifi, the DCI has confirmed.
A police source said the suspects had robbed a local trader of Sh70,000 before fleeing on a motorcycle towards Mazeras direction where they were trailed and gunned down.
“A combined team of officers from Stapol Rabai and Divcrime Rabai pursued the said gang and caught up with them at Kokotoni are. A shoot out ensued and the three members of the gang were fatally injured,” said police in a report on the incident.
The police officer who did not want to be named said the ringleader identified only as Kinyua and his accomplices had been on the run for a long time.
“They have terrorized Kilifi residents from all corners of the county; Rabai, Kokotoni, Ribe, Mwawesa, Ruruma and Kisurutuni .”
According to a tweet shared by the office of the Director of Criminal Investigations on Monday, two AK47 rifles loaded with 29 and 30 rounds of bullets, a blood-stained dagger, a reed woven basket, a brown jacket and Sh168,000. The motorcycle they were using was also seized and the rider arrested.