Police kill three suspected robbers, one person caught the in crossfire later dies in hospital.


Police officers from Special Crime Prevention Unit on Friday night shot dead three suspected criminals, among them a woman, near sewerage area in Juja along the Thika superhighway.

The officers, who were on patrol got a tip-off that the criminals had shot and injured a person at Kenol Town in Murang’a County and immediately started to pursue the suspected gangsters who were driving towards Nairobi.

The suspects, who were traveling in a Toyota Belta believed to have been stolen, diverted back towards Thika on reaching Juja.

However, before they reached Highpoint, the police ordered them to stop but they defied and instead opened fire at the police. A shootout ensued and the three gangsters were shot dead.

The police officers recovered a Ceska pistol, a homemade pistol, few rounds of ammunition and several sachets of medicine.

According to Juja OCDP Patrick Munyasia, none of the officers was injured in the shootout.
However, one person who was shot by one of the gangsters succumbed to his injuries undergoing treatment at Thika Level 5 Hospital.

This gangster managed to escape and the police are looking for him.

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