There was an exchange of gun shots between police and five suspected thugs in Mula market in Gem district Siaya county. The midday drama left one thug dead and another seriously wounded while three others managed to escape. A motorist was also injured when a stray bullet hit his thigh.
The suspected thugs have been terrorizing the residents of Siaya county and had just hijacked a salon car before heading to the market where they attacked the a wholesale trader and robbed him of five hundred thousand kenya shillings before they started to shooting in air. The public then tipped off the police.
The police arrived at the scene immediately they started shooting in air and this was followed by a fierce exchange of live bullets that lasted for thirty minutes. The policemen overpowered the gang gunning one down as others fled away for their dear lives. Three G3 riffles and 40 live bullets were recovered from the suspect.
Gem OCPD has asked anybody with any information that can lead to capture of the suspects to report to nearest police station. He also thanked the public for tipping the police
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