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Police warn gangsters in Nanyuki

07 January 2013, 12:46 James Kabotia

Laikipia East police boss Joshua Lutukai has issued a stern warning to the three member gang who stormed into Soyama hardware with two guns on Thursday noon, parting away with lots of cash.

He was reacting towards the rate of insecurity in Nanyuki town after heavily armed gangsters robbed several business premises last week.  

Lutukai confirmed that after robbing the hardware, the bandits who operate on a motorcycle proceeded to Sportsmans Arms Hotel where they had also planned to rob but failed because they were denied access.

“There is no way these three thugs can terrorise the whole town in broad day light. This is unheard of in Nanyuki. I suspect that they are jailbirds who are out to distract peace here but they should know that their days are numbered,” said the police chief.

Minutes after their plans to get access to Sportsmans Arms Hotel aborted, the thugs went to Asian Quarters estate and robbed an M - Pesa outlet and later on in the evening returned to the same estate and stole from another M - Pesa shop.

Lutukai further noted that security has been heightened in the entire district during day and night saying that residents should share any matter of insecurity with the security agents.

Recently, the Nanyuki business fraternity threatened to protest over rising insecurity and hurled a blaming finger to the area security agents for failing to initiate proper patrols during day time.

Last December the same bandits are suspected to have shot dead a businessman in front of his wife and daughter.

Police confirmed that two gangsters armed with Ceska guns approached Joseph Ndirangu Wanyaga inside his Wines and Spirits premise and shot him on the chest.

Lutukai said that Ndirangu was closing down his premise at 8 Pm when the two thugs demanded money from him.

When he asked them why they wanted money, they shot him dead.

Lutukai is now urging residents to remain alert and calm as his team continues to pursue the daring criminals.

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