Police officers in Kawangware area, Nairobi County, gunned down two armed gangsters while one escaped during a shoot out on Wednesday night.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), the three-member gang that has been terrorizing residents was nabbed within Stage 56 by officers who were on foot patrol.
The officers pounced on the thugs attacking a man at gunpoint and “challenged them to surrender but the thugs shot at them, triggering a fierce shootout that led to the death of the two.”
DCI said that the third escaped narrowly on a motorbike whose registration number was concealed.
“A firearm with one round of 9mm calibre was recovered and handed over to DCI ballistic experts for examination,” DCI said.
The bodies of the two were taken to City Mortuary, awaiting identification.