May 18, 2022

A member of the Katombi gang gunned down in the city

Police recover bullets and a gun

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One more gang member of the infamous ‘Katombi’ gang that has been terrorizing city residents, was yesterday gunned down by police on patrol.
The gangster locally known as ‘Fadhili Mgaza’ engaged officers in a shootout this evening, prompting them to unleash their fire which killed him on the spot.
Fadhili was one of the four gangsters who were lucky to escape from a shootout in Mathare last December, when their de-facto leader identified as Ngaruiya, was shot dead.
The gang had attacked pedestrians along Mau Mau road in Bondeni, Mathare sub-county before police ambushed and killed him.
“Instead of mending their ways after what befell their master as they scampered for dear life by swimming in a sewer line infested with raw sewage, they became more emboldened,” the police said.
They regrouped under Fadhili’s leadership and continued to terrorize city residents in Huruma, Mathare and Pangani areas. Detectives took notice.
“At dusk this evening, as our Pangani-based law enforcement agents conducted foot patrols, they came face to face with the wanted gangster who was on a motorbike, terrorizing pedestrians at Mlango Kubwa, in Mathare,” the police said.
“Immediately Fadhili spotted the officers, he shot at them as the bike sped towards the informal settlement.”
However, the police managed to shoot him dead from the speeding bike to the ground.
His accomplice who was riding the bike was also killed.

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