Two wanted gangsters were shot dead last night and a firearm was recovered, as detectives intensify the war against criminal gangs in the city.
The thugs were accosted by detectives in the nick of time as they finalized their plans to stage attacks within Embakasi, throwing their evil plans into disarray.
Like cornered rats, the thugs who were initially three scattered into different directions shooting at the detectives frenziedly.
But our men responded with precision, fatally wounding two of them on the spot as the third miscreant staged a daring escape into Mukuru kwa Njenga settlements.
Determined to arrest him, detectives gave chase but the thug was lucky to jump into a sewer infested with human waste, his body riddled with gunshot injuries.
Following the operation, detectives recovered an Austrian made Glock pistol and 29 live rounds of 9 mm calibre, from one of the fallen gangsters.
After preliminary ballistic tests, it was established that the same firearm had been used to commit various robberies in the city, including the cold-blooded murder of Monica Katee, who was shot five times at Mukuru kwa Njenga, four days ago.
The thugs were also linked to the series of robberies that have been targeting mobile money lending outlets within Nairobi’s East-lands suburbs, with one of them named Kevin Maruga, being positively identified by some of the victims.
The 11 pm operation was led by detectives drawn from different specialized detachments, led by Nairobi’s Operations Branch & Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB).
They were augmented by sleuths from Buru Buru and Embakasi police divisions.