The detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detailed how they hid in a drainage trench to apprehend the criminal while in the act. They state that the thug was headed for his usual night activities before he met with the detectives.

According to the cops, the suspect known as Vinnie, defied orders to surrender and opened fire at the officers after realizing that he had been encountered.

“Immediately after he was ordered to stop he defied the ultimatum, reached for his firearm and began shooting indiscriminately pap! Pap! Pap! Pap! As he attended to escape,” the DCI narrated, but unfortunately, the thug was shot dead as the shootout intensified in Mathare’s Mlango Kubwa area.

“The retay falcon pistol loaded with two rounds of 9mm calibre and five spent cartridges were recovered following the shootout. Meanwhile, the thug’s body is lying at the city mortuary awaiting post-mortem, identification and collection,” the DCI stated.

It is reported that the suspect had violently taken a motorbike from a boda boda rider and robbed the man his valuables.

Apart from that, four university students were arrested for being part of a criminal gang involved in a chain of robbery incidents in juja, Ruai and Kayole.

However, the interior Cabinet Secretary announced that the crime rate had been reduced in Nairobi following several drastic security measures.

February 15, 2023

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