Suspected thug shot dead by police in Kasarani
A suspected thug was yesterday shot dead by police officers in Nairobi’s Kasarani area.
The suspect was shot dead at Seasons area after he allegedly robbed a pedestrian on her way to work.
Police say that the suspect was shot dead after his getaway motorbike failed him.
“The miscreant had in a bid to escape jumped on a getaway motorbike that sped off after confronting the pedestrian at Season’s bus stop,” the DCI in a statement.
“However, lady luck was against his escape bid. When the rider heard the rumbling sound of an approaching Police land cruiser chasing after them at breakneck speed, his motorcycle began wobbling on the road and the armed pillion passenger fell off the beleaguered bike landing on the tarmac with a thud,” the DCI further said.
According to the DCI the suspect then started firing at the police officers only to be shot dead.
“Unbowed and determined to escape from the long arm of the law, the suspect began firing at the Police vehicle that had screeched to a halt. His mistake turned costly. It only took the response from one of the officers aboard the truck to immobilize him, by injuring him fatally,” said the DCI.
The suspect is believed to be a member of a group of thugs that shot a man at the Githurai roundabout on Monday night.
“Police believe that the gangsters are connected to a shooting incident that occurred last night at the Githurai roundabout, where a man was shot on the right arm by gun toting hoodlums on a motorbike,” said the DCI.
The thugs had just snatched a hand bag from a lady who was walking home and opened fire on members of the public who were responding to her distress call.
The injured man was rushed to St John’s hospital in Githurai, where he was treated and referred to Kiambu Level 5 hospital for specialized medical attention.