• “They regrouped under Fadhili’s leadership and continued to terrorize city residents in Huruma, Mathare and Pangani areas. Detectives took notice and it has come to his sad end,” he said.
One more gang member of the infamous ‘Katombi’ gang, which has been terrorizing city residents, was gunned down by cops on patrol in Mathare slums.
The gangster locally known as ‘Fadhili Mgaza’ engaged officers in a shootout Tuesday, leading to his death.
Fadhili was one of the four gangsters who were lucky to escape from a shootout in Mathare last December, when their de-facto leader identified as Ngaruiya, was felled by fire from police.
The gang had then attacked pedestrians along Mau Mau Road in Bondeni, Mathare before police acted.
Starehe police boss Julius Kiragu said the other gang members then scampered for dear life by swimming in a sewer line infested with raw sewage.
“They regrouped under Fadhili’s leadership and continued to terrorize city residents in Huruma, Mathare and Pangani areas. Detectives took notice and it has come to his sad end,” he said.
He said as police conducted foot patrols, they came face to face with the wanted gangster who was on a motorbike, terrorizing pedestrians at Mlango Kubwa, in Mathare.
Kiragu said immediately Fadhili spotted the officers, he shot at them as the bike sped towards the informal settlement prompting a chase that led to his demise.
His accomplice who was riding the bike wobbled unsteadily for a few metres and managed to escape as police pursued him.
Fadhili’s demise left the Katombi gang that had almost created a fiefdom in the Mathare valley heavily wounded, after losing its second commander in less than two months.
Kiragu appealed to the remnants of the gang to surrender and pay for their crimes before they are completely annihilated.
A firearm loaded with three rounds of 9mm callibre was recovered from the slain thug.