Langas Police Land cruiser leaves the scene at Pioneer estate after collecting the body of a notorious criminal who was gunned down.
Langas Police Land cruiser leaves the scene at Pioneer estate after collecting the body of a notorious criminal who was gunned down.
Image: Kiptanui Cherono

A notorious criminal who has been on the police radar since March was gunned down in Eldoret, Wednesday Morning.

Langas Sub-county Police Commander, Ken Odhiambo, said police had been trailing the middle aged criminal who had been terrorizing wananchi in Uasin Gishu, Kakamega, Nandi and Trans Nzoia, since March this year.

The Sub-county Police Boss said the suspect used to commit crimes in the named counties before fleeing to Ruiru and engaging in more crimes.

“We have been hot on his heals since he robbed Asmara Club in Kapsoiya in Eldoret and we managed to trace him to Pioneer Estate where he engaged police officers in a shootout before he was gunned down and his body is now heading to the morgue,” said Odhiambo.

“He was traced to his hideout in Pioneer where he fired upon our officers who fatally shot him, a browning pistol, he was armed with and two rounds of ammunition was recovered,” he explained.

No officer was injured during the confrontation according to the Sub-county Commander who issued a stern warning to criminals that they had no room in Eldoret town.

“We are going to deal with all criminal elements terrorizing innocent members of the public, we have no room for them here,” he warned.

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