Three suspected thugs shot dead in Mathare
Three suspected thugs were last night shot dead by police officers in Nairobi’s Mathare slums.
The three thugs were shot dead in a house after a fierce shoot out with the thugs.
Police officers claim that the thugs have been terrorizing residents with a pistol they allegedly snatched from a police officers.
According to the police, the thugs snatched the firearm from the officer on 6th of October when the officer together with his colleagues had gone to Mathare to arrest some suspects who had allegedly assaulted the area chief.
The residents then started stoning the police officers who were then forced to retreat to which the cesca pistol got lost.
“On 6th October, 2020 officers had visited Mathare slums to arrest a suspect who had assaulted the area chief, then some boys became violent and started throwing stones at police officers. The situation became ugly and the officers were forced to retreat but they managed to snatch a firearm(ceska postol) from one of the officers,” said the police.
“The same gun has been terrorizing innocent people within the same area and the surrounding,” police futher stated.