CID officer, 4 thugs killed in Nairobi shootout
30 December 2015, 10:06
Nairobi - A police officer and four thugs were killed in a shootout between law enforcement officers and thugs in a Nairobi slum Tuesday night.
The officer was killed in Mukuru Wa Njenga slums in Nairobi after being shot by the gangsters who were believed to be 8 in number.
The Flying Squad officers had tailed the thugs all the way from Kibera when the incident took place in Mukuru after they were asked to give up their position by Police.
" We have lost an officer which is sad. We have managed to gun down 4 of the thugs and are still tracking the rest," Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome told News24.
The gangsters had committed a robbery in Kibera when they were followed by the officers.
The incident continued a shooting wave in Nairobi and followed a day after 6 gangsters were shot dead in the city by Police officers.
Three were shot dead in Dandora early morning, with three others being gunned down along Mbagathi Way later on Tuesday evening.
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