A police officer and a taxi driver were on Friday evening shot dead in Ruaka bungled robbery incident
The officer identified as Daniel Etiang of service number 236975 and a man who has been identified as Galgalo Hussein, a taxi driver, were shot dead when police officers ambushed them after they gained access into a building in Ruaka to rob tenants.
The gang was targeting two Nigerians living in the area when the officers ambushed them leading to the shootout.
“Kiambaa officers acting on a tip-off that there was robbery with violence incident that was to take place at Ruaka courtyard complex building in a house resided by two Nigerian nationals officers intercepted the robbers just within the compound of the said complex as they were taking positions to pounce on their targets,” said police in a statement.
Two members of the gang managed to escape on foot with gunshot wounds police said managed to escape with gunshots wounds and a manhunt had been launched for them.
Recovered from the felled suspected robbers was a Jericho pistol serial number 43368733 loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition.
Police also towed a car of registration number KCU 926L to Kiambaa police station.