Four notorious gangsters shot dead in Kamukunji and Zimmerman; three guns, police uniform recovered

for Tv47 Digital January 25, 2023, 04:19 PM
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The three firearms recovered from four gangsters gunned down in Nairobi. PHOTO/DCI

In Summary

  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the four were killed in three different locations as crackdown on thugs terrorising city residents continues.

    • In the first incident that occurred at 5AM, a four-man gang defied orders by police who were patrolling Kwa Viatu area near Kamukunji Grounds and opened fire. The resultant fire exchange saw two of the suspects shot dead.

    Police in Nairobi gunned down four armed notorious gangsters and recovered three firearms in the wee hours of Wednesday, January 25 morning.

    The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the four were killed in three different locations as crackdown on thugs terrorising city residents continues.

    In the first incident that occurred at 5AM, a four-man gang defied orders by police who were patrolling Kwa Viatu area near Kamukunji Grounds and opened fire. The resultant fire exchange saw two of the suspects shot dead.

    "The two who were part of a four-man gang that had earlier accosted two members of the public headed for their early morning hustles were intercepted close to Kamukunji grounds, where on noticing the presence of our officers they shot at them leading to the exchange," the DCI reports.

    Their accomplices escaped by diving into the nearby Nairobi River and swimming downstream.

    The officers recovered one homemade firearm capable of firing, a blood-stained knife, mobile phones, and six wallets.

    Minutes later, a third gangster was gunned down for defying orders to surrender after being intercepted trying to cross over from Zimmerman to Kastemill carrying stolen goods.

    Police recovered a Beretta pistol loaded with 2 rounds of 9mm caliber and a 43’’ flat screen television suspected to have been stolen from a house in Zimmerman.

    The fourth suspect was killed in a fierce shootout between police officers on patrol and him alongside his accomplice.

    Police recovered a Browning pistol loaded with 13 rounds of 9mm caliber, a police raincoat, handcuff keys, four mobile phones, two master keys, and a dagger.


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