Drama As Nakuru Thugs Exchanges Gunfight With Police Officers


Following a spate of violent robberies within Nakuru North Sub-County where in every incident a rifle was used, a team comprising officers from DCI HQS, DCI Nakuru North and OCS Lanet in a mission to track down the perpetrators yesterday recovered the LIAI rifle that was being used after a fatal shootout with an armed gang. Download IYEF Social app on Google playstore and get more updates.

Acting on intelligence that an armed gang was sighted at Nakuru’s Umoja Estate, the team conducted a sting operation in the area where the four-man gang was ambushed and ordered to surrender. But in defiance, they opened frenzied fire on the officers triggering a retaliation in self defense.

Two gang members were fatally injured while two others managed to escape with suspected gunshot wounds. Their pursuit is underway.

From the felled robbers, a LIAI rifle loaded with four rounds of ammunition, a panga, dagger, hammer, a pair of pliers, balaclavas and spent cartridges were recovered.

The scene has since been processed by the Crime Scene Investigators and the bodies moved to Nakuru Annex Morgue awaiting identification.


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