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Suspect shot dead as they robbed student

A robber was this afternoon shot dead and five of his accomplices escaped with gunshot injuries in Githurai’s 44 area after police officers on patrol busted them attacking a 22-year old student.

The Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology was accosted by a gang of six machete wielding young men, who roughed him up thoroughly before stealing from him his mobile phone and Sh 10,000 in cash.

Paradoxically, the victim was a visitor in Githurai and he had just dropped his brother’s resume at Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital, for consideration for a job before he was attacked in the 2pm incident as he strolled along Thika Superhighway towards Githurai.

As he wandered into Majengo area, the thugs approached him and demanded that he buys them cigarettes, which he obliged and gave them Sh100. They then left him to enter a nearby food kiosk and have lunch, before ungratefully attacking him after he left the kiosk.

Police officers who were on patrol immediately rushed to the scene after the victim raised alarm, accosting the thugs who took flight to different directions.

However, one thug drew a homemade pistol capable of firing and shot at the fast approaching constables, who immediately returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect who is believed to be the gang’s commander.

As sounds of gunfire rent the air, the rest of the suspects managed to flee, with their bodies riddled with gunshot injuries. A contingent of officers backed up by colleagues from the Canine section, was immediately deployed in search of the miscreants.

Meanwhile, a mobile phone belonging to the suspect was recovered from the fatally wounded thug, whose body is lying at the City Mortuary pending identification.


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