On Saturday night, a man was killed after a failed robbery attempt on an undercover cop in Nairobi's estate of Eastleigh.
The deceased and his accomplice, who were on a motorbike, had confronted Corporal Abu as he walked from a mosque in Ushirika estate at around 9 pm.
The thugs ransacked his pockets, making away with his mobile phone, wallet, and other valuables before one of them fired at the detective missing his left ear by a whisker.
“But in a quick rejoinder, the detective based at a specialized unit at DCI headquarters whipped out his firearm that was carefully tucked in his loins, chambered a round and gave the thug a taste of his own medicine, fixing the thug’s appointment with his creator instantly,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The accomplished then jumped in a water culvert by the roadside after their gateway bicycle failed to start.
A Jericho pistol serial No: KP 44338853 with six live rounds of 9mm calibre was recovered from the slain thug.
Preliminary investigations by detectives based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory - Ballistic Unit have since identified the firearm as a police firearm that was snatched from a senior police officer in Naivasha on November 16, 2020, in an armed robbery.
At the same time, one spent cartridge of 9mm calibre and a black motorcycle registration number KMFE 106P was impounded.©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.