The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has found itself in a tight spot after photos of two criminals that it claimed were killed in a shootout emerged showing them under arrest.
The DCI on Sunday afternoon released a statement saying police in Kigumo had killed two suspected thugs who were involved in a robbery at Unaitas Bank on Saturday.
According to the DCI, the two were part of a six-man gang that raided the bank while armed with AK-47 rifles. They were trailed and found at the Kinyona forest at around 9 am on Sunday. The DCI said that they declined to surrender when challenged.
“The officers combed Kinyona forest before coming across the two who challenged them to a duel. What followed was a volley of fierce gunfire that brought the entire forest ecosystem to a standstill, as the officers returned fire,” said the DCI.
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“Two armed robbers have been shot dead and two assault rifles recovered following a fierce shootout this morning in Kigumo, Murang’a county. Sounds of fierce gunfire rat-a-tat-tat-tat! punctuated by screams from hyenas,” said the DCI.
This official narrative by the DCI has however been challenged by the surfacing of photos showing the two men sitting in a forest handcuffed together and surrounded by uniformed police officers.
By last evening the DCI was yet to respond to allegations that the two men may have been executed.