- The suspects were riding on a motor vehicle to a mission when they were ambushed by police along Old Kiambu Road at about midnight.
- Their car had several valuables believed to have been stolen including electronic gadgets and 150 master keys.
Two suspected thugs including a woman were Monday night shot and killed by police in a botched robbery in the Muthaiga Area, Nairobi.
Police who attended the scene said they found a gun found on them.
Police said a third suspect managed to escape on foot with injuries.
The suspects were riding on a motor vehicle to a robbery mission when they were ambushed by police along Old Kiambu Road at about midnight.
Their car had several valuables believed to have been stolen including electronic gadgets and 150 master keys.
Police say the group had tampered with the number plates of their car to avoid detection.
For instance, the car’s last digit on the plate was supposed to be J but they had mounted a tape to make it U, police said.
A Falcon Sport pistol with seven bullets was found on the suspects.
Police described the weapon as unique and linked to an earlier robbery that happened at the Muthaiga home of businessman Manu Chandaria on December 13, 2020.
According to police, a bullet head recovered from the Chandaria scene following a shooting resembles the bullets recovered on Monday night from the two suspects.
“We believe these were part of a gang that has been terrorizing residents in the larger Muthaiga area. Further investigations are ongoing,” said Starehe police boss Julius Kiragu.
During the robbery at Chandaria’s home Sh700,000 and jewellery worth Sh600,000 were robbed.
On Monday, police said they were puzzled by the presence of the woman in the car that was headed for a robbery mission.
This increased to five, the number of suspects killed since Saturday in Nairobi in the new drive.
On Monday morning, a wanted suspect was gunned down by police as he led a cabal of thugs in staging attacks targeting residents living in Dandora, Nairobi.
The gun-toting thug only identified as Fidel, who was the ringleader of a miscreant gang of five met his death in a hail of fire from police in an ambush.
Preliminary investigations and intelligence analysis had connected Fidel and his gang to the spate of attacks that have rocked Nairobi’s Eastlands suburbs in recent days, targeting innocent civilians.
A firearm and two rounds of 9mm calibre, were recovered from the suspect while two others managed to escape.
Another suspect had been killed in the Githurai area and a pistol was found on him.
Two other suspects were killed at the weekend in a new campaign to address the menace of robberies.
The suspects were shot dead by police in Mathare slums and stolen items were found on them.
The two were last weekend killed at Kiboro Bridge as they attacked and mugged pedestrians.
They were from a mission and had stopped at the site to rob pedestrians when an alarm was raised alerting police on patrol.
Police said they also arrested three suspects who had travelled from Thika to rob residents in Mathare’s Blue Gum area.
Upon arrest, an imitation of a firearm capable of firing was recovered from the suspects.
Also recovered from the suspects were three mobile phones and Sh13,900 believed to have been snatched from their victims.
The getaway means used by the suspects a red motorbike was also impounded.
The suspects were saved from a mob that wanted to lynch them after the botched robbery as police chased them.
Edited by D Tarus