Thug Shot Dead In Botched Syokimau Robbery

A suspected thug was last night shot dead in a botched robbery at a petrol station in Syokimau area, Machakos.

He is said to have been part of a four man gang that had taken hostage an attendant at the petrol station demanding cash when police were alerted.

Police who were on patrol rushed there and chased the group before shooting and killing one of the suspects as the others escaped on a motorcycle. 

Police say they recovered a pistol from the slain man.