Police on Sunday shot dead one thug in the Githurai area, outskirts of Nairobi.
The deceased was part of a gang that had accosted two women.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the women raised an alarm that attracted the officers on routine patrol.
“The officers from the Githurai police post were on the beat as dawn beckoned in the populous Githurai valley. They were about to head to their post to hand over to the next cohort after overseeing a largely peaceful night.
But their plans were immediately thrown into disarray after they suddenly heard piercing shrieks,” said the DCI.
The officers rushed towards the direction of the screams. They found the thugs armed with a home-made firearm capable of firing and sharp knives, manhandling the young ladies as they ransacked their pockets and handbags.
The officers ordered the thugs to stop, but their warning fell on deaf ears as the suspects fired a shot aimed at their direction, prompting them to dash down for cover.
This provoked a response from one of the officers of law who fired back with precision, fatally wounding the bloodthirsty thug and saving the lives of the two women.
The deceased’s accomplices managed to flee the scene, leaving behind two knives, the handbag they had snatched from one of the ladies and four mobile phones.
Meanwhile, the body of the fallen thug is lying at the City mortuary pending autopsy and identification.©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.