Police on Tuesday evening killed one more gang member of the infamous ‘Katombi’ gang, that has been terrorizing Nairobi residents.
The gangster locally known as ‘Fadhili Mgaza’ engaged officers in a shootout, 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 felled by fire from security officers.
The gang had attacked pedestrians along Mau Mau road in Bondeni, Mathare sub-county before the officers acted.
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.
They regrouped under Fadhili’s leadership and continued to terrorize city residents in Huruma, Mathare and Pangani areas.
“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,” read part of the statement released by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Immediately Fadhili spotted the officers, he shot at them as the bike sped towards the informal settlement. However, the cops led by a senior constable who is a former musketry instructor applied the marksmanship principles effectively and shot back at the thug, tossing him from the speeding bike to the ground.
His accomplice who was riding the bike wobbled unsteadily for a few metres but just before he crashed on a drum with boiling soup delicacy as hungry customers watched in disbelief, before speeding deep into the settlement.
Starehe based detectives are appealing to the remnants of the gang to surrender and pay for their crimes before they are completely annihilated.
A firearm loaded with 3 rounds of 9mm calibre was recovered from the thug.s©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.