It is the end of the road for 5 notorious robbers who have been terrorising a number of towns in Western Kenya.
Photo from the incident [Photo|Courtesy]
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has today said that their officers had trailed a silver Toyota Belta that the gang had been using on their mission to Kakamega. Despite efforts of the agency's elite Special Service Unit (SSU) to flag them down, they proved defiant.
What followed next was a fierce exchange of fire along the Kisumu- Kakamega highway that left gang dead.
"Five gangsters have been shot dead today afternoon, in a fierce shoot-out with detectives from the elite Special Service Unit (SSU)..the gangsters were flagged down at Makhokho but they defied the orders & resorted to shooting at the detectives indiscriminately. However, their feeble attack was no match to the detectives’ hail of gunfire that immobilized them within seconds, leaving all of them fatally injured," DCI posted on Facebook.
According to the agency, the gang was also planning to rob off residents of Bungoma and Mumias. Two firearms were recovered together with 6 rounds of 9 mm calibre. Additionally, police pocket phone, a pair of blue Police shirts and a pair of navy blue Police trousers were also retrieved from the five.
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