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September 25, 2017

Two suspected thieves shot dead at funeral service attended by Uhuru

"Police said they were killed after defying orders to surrender and firing at them." /THE STAR
"Police said they were killed after defying orders to surrender and firing at them." /THE STAR

‎Two people were shot dead on Friday for allegedly breaking into a vehicle and stealing a laptop at a funeral service President Uhuru Kenyatta attended.

The two had broken into a mourner's car in Karen, Nairobi, at the service for the late former PCEA moderator John Gatu.

Police said they were killed after defying orders to surrender and firing at them.

The laptop and a Barretta pistol were recovered.

In April, an intruder was shot dead by GSU personnel at State House in Nairobi.

Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the unidentified man was shot near a perimeter fence far from main buildings.

The suspect is said to have illegally accessed the highly-guarded grounds by jumping over the fence shortly before 5pm. It was unclear whether he was armed.

More on this: State House intruder shot dead by GSU, Esipisu confirms

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