Armed Thug Gunned Down In Nairobi

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An armed and dangerous thug responsible for a series of robberies in Nairobi's Eastlands area was last night shot dead at Mathare's Mlango Kubwa area in a fierce exchange of fire with police.

The thug, identified as Vinnie, was destined for a tragic fate when he fell into the traps of detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

"The sleuths had laid a trap for Vinnie who was headed for his usual nocturnal adventures and immediately after he was ordered to stop he defied the ultimatum, reached for his firearm and began shooting indiscriminately," said DCI.

"Nonetheless, his shots missed our men who had taken cover in a drainage trench, prompting the section commander to return the provocation with lethal accuracy escorting Vinnie's soul for judgement with a volley of blaring gunfire."

The fallen thug, who was on the detectives' radar for the past few months, had violently snatched a motorbike from a motorcycle rider, robbing the man who was fending for his family, their only means of livelihood.

He was also part of an upcoming gang responsible for a series of armed robberies within the Pangani, Mathare, Eastleigh and Huruma areas.

A retay falcon pistol loaded with two rounds of 9mm calibre and five spent cartridges were recovered following the shootout.

Meanwhile, the thug's body is lying at the City mortuary awaiting post-mortem, identification and collection.

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