Revealed: Object Hurled At Police In Thika Was Tear Gas Canister And Not Grenade


Investigations into an incident where robbery suspects at Drive in stage long Thika Super Highway hurled a device suspected to be a grenade are complete.

According to Nairobi Police Commander Philip Ndolo, the device was not a grenade but a teargas canister.

The device had been handed over to the DCI for ballistic investigations after police feared it was a grenade.

The officer revealed on Sunday that police are now investigating the origin of the tear gas canister.

Last week, five suspects linked to the incident were arrested.

According to a police report, the five suspects were in a gang of nine that was spotted riding at high speed on three motor cycles near Mathare 29/30 terminus after allegedly robbing an M-Pesa shop in Huruma.

Read: Five Arrested For Throwing Grenades To Police Officers On Thika Road

On spotting them, police who were patrolling the area, pursued them as they escaped to Mathare North and shortly after intercepted the motor cycles at Drive-In stage on Thika Road.

It’s at that point that one suspect hurled the object at the officers.

No casualties were reported during the incident.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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