One suspected bandit was on Friday, April 30 night killed and several others injured in Laikipia County following a fierce exchange of fire with police.
The bandits were on a robbery mission in Ng’arua area when night sentry officers from the elite General Service Unit sighted them.
The criminals had raided Kamwenje shopping centre, breaking into two shops and stealing goods of unknown value.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the fierce shootout that ensued left one bandit dead but a few others were able to escape with gunshot wounds.
Wounded bandits on the run
“Our officers are hot on their trail and have cast their nets wider, to local health centres and surrounding hospitals where the bandits are believed to be seeking medication to nurse their wounds,” says the DCI.
Police recovered two AK47 riffles and 13 rounds of ammunition after the fierce exchange.