Three suspected robbers shot dead in Kasarani, Home-made pistol recovered


• One suspect managed to escape with gunshot wounds before his body was found a few meters away from the shooting scene.

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A robbery spree ended up badly for a group of three after they were shot dead by police in Kasarani,Nairobi.

Police recovered house-breaking equipment from them. A homemade pistol from the slain men.

The incident happened on Tuesday night when police on patrol in Chieko confronted men they said planned to commit a felony.

The group had also been attacking and robbing residents of valuables and cash.

According to police, one suspect managed to escape with gunshot wounds before his body was found a few meters away from the shooting scene.

He was identified as an accomplice of those who had been killed in an earlier scene.

Residents told police they found a body lying near the river adjacent to a school at Kamuteini where it was confirmed the deceased was among the gang that had earlier been shot at by police.

The bodies were moved to the mortuary pending identification and autopsy.

This brings to five, the number of suspects killed by police in renewed war on crime in the city in two days.

Police say they expect the crime to rise in the coming days.

Most thugs strike in estates where they target residents for cash and mobile phones, police said.

Nairobi police commander Adamson Bungei said they have enhanced operations in the city to tame cases of insecurity.

This includes increasing police patrols and deploying more officers ahead of the festive season.

He warned there could be a spike in violent crimes in the city but pledged to increase efforts to tame the same.

Most suspects tend to increase attacks to get money for festivities, which at times turns violent and fatal, he said.

He advised victims to always cooperate whenever attacked.

“Nothing is worth your life and therefore it is important for cooperation where one thinks he or she cannot successfully fight the attackers,” he said.

Police are investigating the murder of a bodaboda rider whose body was found with stab wounds in Mlango Kubwa, Nairobi.

The body lay on a heap of gravel behind kiosks and had three stab wounds on the head and swelling with signs of trauma from a blunt object.

The deceased was a bodaboda rider in the area.

Residents said there was a violent clash between two groups of bodaboda operators in the area over control of the business that they suspect was the cause of the death.

It is suspected that his body was ferried from the primary scene of the fight to the location where the deceased’s body was found.

Police said there has been a long-standing dispute between the operators over a car wash and a parking area.

Investigations into the murder are ongoing to arrest the suspects behind the same.

The body was moved to the city mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

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