Armed Robber Shot Dead As Police Intensify Crackdown On Criminal Gangs

    An armed thug was shot dead last night in Thika town and mobile phones suspected to have been stolen from innocent victims recovered, as police intensify a crackdown against criminals & criminal gangs.

    According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the thug was part of a three-man gang attacking members of the public along Cascade Premier prison road and was shot close to the jugular as he attempted to fend off the response by the gallant officers.

    “His efforts came to naught when one of the officers opened fire in self defence, sending the thug sprawling on the ground metres away. The deafening response sent the remaining machete-wielding duo who were also armed with a homemade firearm fleeing, prompting a chase that lasted a few minutes as the determined officers gave chase closely behind,” the DCI said.

    One of the robbers was finally cornered and arrested while his accomplice disappeared in a storm water culvert.

    Following the incident, the officers recovered two machetes, a homemade firearm and mobile phones suspected to have been snatched from innocent victims.

    A numberless motorbike used by the thugs was also impounded by the officers who towed it to Thika police station as exhibit.