Police have today gunned down two suspected armed robbers in two different crackdowns in Nairobi County.
In Dandora, Nairobi County, Fidel who was the ringleader of a five-gang-member team was gunned down as he led thugs in staging attacks.
According to Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Fidel was killed after he defied orders to surrender and opted to test police resilience by firing at the fast-approaching crime busters.
The gangster who was armed with a pistol was part of a six-man gang that was robbing pedestrians of their valuables, at the Githurai bridge along Thika superhighway.
“Officers who were on routine patrol along the busy highway were responding to distress calls when they cornered the thugs at around 9:30 pm on Sunday,” stated DCI.
Crime scene personnel based at Kasarani documented the scene and handed over the recovered pistol to ballistic experts.
Crude weapons including machetes and swords that were left behind by the fleeing miscreants were also recovered.
Bodies of the dead gangsters were moved to the City mortuary pending identification by their kin.