Five armed thugs were gunned down by detectives from the flying squad along the Kakamega-Kisumu highway today.
The incident happened at Ikolomani area in Kakamega. Police say that the five are among the deadly gang which has been giving residents sleepless nights. They are said to have engaged the police in a deadly gunfight before they were shot dead.
Reports show that there had been a long search for the gang which had become a security threat in the area. Detectives said that they have been looking for them for quite awhile. According to them, they received information of the gang's plan to conduct a series of attacks in the Western region before pursuing them.
The five were trying to escape in a Toyota Belta when the detectives rained bullets on them. They were on their way from Webuye to Kisumu. When the police asked them to surrender, they released gunfire on them. In defence, the officers fired back killing them on the spot.
They were found in possession of a Ceska fire arm, police uniforms and a cheque worth Ksh 600k among other items. Their bodies were moved to the county hospital morgue.
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