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Dandora’s ‘most-wanted’ gangster killed in early morning shootout with police

A suspected ringleader of a dangerous gang that has been terrorising residents of Nairobi’s Dandora area has been shot dead.

The suspected criminal, only identified as Fidel, was gunned down by police officers on Monday morning, August 16 as he led a cabal of five suspected criminals in staging attacks targeting Dandora residents.

Fidel and his gang reportedly defied orders by the police to surrender and instead opted to fire at them.

“Fidel who has been engaging our men in a cat and mouse game for a while, was finally cornered at Joy Villa in Dandora, shortly after staging a robbery along Mwas road,” says the DCI.

Preliminary investigations, the DCI says, had connected Fidel and his gang to the spate of attacks on civilians that have rocked Nairobi’s Eastlands suburbs in recent days.

“A firearm and two rounds of 9mm calibre, were recovered from the thug. Two other thugs who were with Fidel at the time of the incident, were lucky to escape the onslaught alive but with their bodies riddled with bullet wounds,” reveals the DCI.

Police are in hot pursuit of the criminals who escaped the dragnet.

Githurai gangster killed

Elsewhere in Githurai, a robbery with violence suspect was also shot dead as police intensify a crackdown on illegal gangs terrorising city residents.

The suspect, who was armed with a pistol, was part of a six-man gang that was robbing pedestrians off their valuables, at the Githurai Bridge along Thika Superhighway.

Police officers who were on routine patrol along the busy road on Sunday night, August 15 were responding to distress calls from members of the public when they cornered the thugs at around 9:30 pm.

“As five of the thugs took flight to the nearby Majengo settlements to evade arrest, the fatally wounded gangster opted to challenge the marksmanship skills of our agents by firing two rounds from his browning pistol.

“That miscalculated move, sealed his fate.The Kasarani based detectives responded decisively, killing him on the spot. Crime scene personnel based at Kasarani documented the scene and handed over the recovered pistol to ballistic experts at our headquarters, for further examination,” a police reports says.

Crude weapons including machetes and swords that were left behind by the suspected thugs were also recovered.

Bodies of the dead gangsters were moved to City Mortuary pending identification by their kin.


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