Two armed gangsters have been shot dead by police after attacking and robbing a woman off her mobile phone and other valuables.
The incident happened on Friday night where the armed gangsters accosted the woman who had just been dropped off by a taxi along Muhoho road, in Langata.
A rough scuffle ensued as the gangsters attacked the woman prompting her to scream out for help which alerted the police who were on a night patrol around the area. The police officers did not hesitate but rushed to the scene but the gangsters saw them from a distance and took to their heels towards the Nairobi West area.
At that juncture, the thugs started firing at the police officers.
“The speed of the two miscreants was however no match to that of the lanky young officers, whose endurance and tact in covering long-distance races came in handy. After three kilometers from the scene of the robbery, the thugs were finally cornered,” DCI wrote on Twitter.
DCI added, “One of the thugs opened fire missing the officer leading the chase by a whisker. This prompted a fierce response from the officers who fired back and fatally injured the thugs. A Blow P99A loaded pistol, with 5 rounds of 5.56 mm calibre, was recovered from the criminals.”
The scene of the crime has already been documented while the bodies of the two gangsters have been moved to the City mortuary pending identification.
Two armed gangsters were shot dead by Police last night, after they attacked a woman and robbed her off her mobile phone and other valuables. The thugs who were armed with a pistol, had accosted the woman who had just been dropped off by a taxi along Muhoho road, in Langata. pic.twitter.com/dEPVDritFP
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) June 19, 2021
The cases of mugging in the City have been on the rise. Major streets in Nairobi CBD have become a no-go zone during some late-night hours as most people have raised complaints about being mugged.
The police have still not yet announced ways of dealing with such incidences which are becoming a security concern to city residents.