Five robbery with violence suspects were on the wee hours of Wednesday, January 25, 2023, killed in separate incidents within Nairobi County.
In the first incident, police officers in Shauri Moyo, shot dead two suspects after residents complained that they were being mugged by armed men on a daily basis. On Wednesday morning, police officers led an operation that resulted in the death of the two while others managed to escape. The duo was cornered as they were busy stealing from a woman who was heading to work in the morning.
In another incident, two suspected robbers who have been snatching mobile phones from motorists and pedestrians along the busy Kiambu Road were nabbed and lynched by an angry mob. The duo which was on a motorbike was cornered by locals at Ngomongo who assaulted them before finally lynching them.
In yet another incident, another suspect was on Wednesday morning shot and killed by police officers in Kasarani, Nairobi County. A pistol was also recovered from the suspect. His accomplices managed to escape the police dragnet and escaped towards the Dandora side.
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The bodies of all the suspects were then taken to the City Mortuary awaiting autopsy and identification before members of their families are informed.
Nairobi Regional police boss Mr Adamson Bungei warned robbers who are out to terrorise locals that their days were numbered.
He said that those involved in crime can hide but they will not do that forever since the long hand of the law will finally catch up with them.
“Let it be a warning to those who are still involving themselves in crime that we shall take action against them,” he said.
Bungei said that the recovered firearms will be subjected to forensic tests to ascertain whether they have been used in crime in the recent past.