Six suspected thugs shot dead, six pistols recovered

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DCI sleuths last evening shot dead six suspected gangsters along Nairobi-Nyahururu Highway in an operation that saw a Nakuru robbery mission thwarted.

The six thugs were killed during a heated gunfire exchange with police officers who had trailed their KCE 475X Toyota Probox to Nyahururu- Nairobi Highway.

Two other suspects disappeared with gun shot wounds.

The officers recovered six pistols from the suspected thugs and several rounds of ammunition.

“Acting on a tip-off, detectives trailed a KCE 475X Toyota Probox along Nyahururu-Nairobi highway, whose 8 occupants were believed to be on a robbery mission. On sighting the officers, the said occupants opened fire towards the detectives in a bid to escape,” tweeted the DCI.

“In self defense, the detectives fired back leaving the six dead, from whom six pistols with several rounds of ammunition were recovered,” further said the DCI.

A pair of handcuffs and a walkie talkie were also found in their vehicle, which has since been towed pending further police action.

The recovered firearms will be subjected to ballistic examination.