Weapons recovered during the incident.
The directorate of criminal investigation (DCI) has taken to social media site Twitter to narrate a near death encounter between highly trained, elite general service unit (GSU) commandos and heavily armed robbers in Laikipia county.
The law enforcement agency says that criminals who were heavily armed with AK-47 assault weapons escaped with their lives by a narrow margin after their plan to rob residents was thwarted by hawk-eyed GSU personnel who promptly opened fire.
In the ensuing battle between the criminals and the GSU commandos, two AK-47 assault guns were recovered with the two criminals running away and escaping into the thick darkness with gun shot wounds after being overpowered by the elite unit.
Although the DCI was silent on if there were casualties, the agency noted that the escapees are likely wandering around the region looking for medical services after sustaining gun shot wounds. The police agency further notes that sleuths are currently on hot pursuit on the criminals, casting their nets wide with the hope of nabbing them and bringing them to account for their sins.
"A few other bandits who were lucky to escape the onslaught by a hair’s breadth, disappeared under the cover of darkness with gunshot wounds. Our officers are hot on their trail and have cast their nets wider, to local health centres and surrounding hospitals where the bandits are," the DCI said in part.
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