Four suspects killed in botched robbery on Juja Road, two pistols found on them


Four suspected thugs were Sunday morning shot dead in a botched
robbery incident along Juja Road, Nairobi.
Police and witnesses said the men had tried to attack and rob a
motorist of his car and valuables.
The incident happened at about 4 am. A victim told police he was
waiting for his gate to be opened when the men ordered him to
surrender his valuables. They then demanded to take over his car.
According to Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo, the victim raised alarm
alerting police who were on patrol. He had been hit in the head
sustaining an injury.
The officers rushed to the scene and shot dead four young men. Two
homemade pistols with two bullets were found on the men, police said.
The team of officers added they recovered four knives from the slain
men and that two others managed to escape on foot.
The bodies were moved to the mortuary.
The robbery victim was injured in the head and was attended to at a
nearby hospital, police said.
This comes in the wake of an ongoing investigation to identify bodies
of two men who were shot dead and a third one injured when gunmen
struck at two vehicles along the Southern by-pass, Nairobi on Saturday
Police said they recovered an identification card bearing the name of
Charles Mwangi Waithaka from one of the cars.
The investigators are looking for the registered owners of the two
cars that were involved in the shooting.
Two of the victims were driving in the same car while a third man who
survived with serious gunshot wounds was in a separate car.
The vehicles in which the men were driving was riddled with bullets
holes. About 500 meters from the scene, the lone passenger was found
in a thicket. Police claimed to have found separate number plates in
the boot of the second vehicle, which were found to be fake. The man
was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital where he was admitted with
gunshot wounds in the chest and stomach.


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