Police Gun Down Leader of Notorious “Katombi” Gang in Mathare

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A police officer holding a ceska pistol recovered from a different crime scene [Photo/Courtesy]

Police have yet again gunned down the leader of the notorious Katombi gang that has been terrorizing residents in Mathare.

Jakande Kabende aka Kababa took over after the gang’s leader Fadhili Mgaza was shot down a fortnight ago.

Details by the DCI reveal that following the death of Fadhili, the gang had rebranded to “Yeyoye” gang where they promoted Kababa to be their leader.

On the fateful day, the gang leader among other members had stagged an attack at Bondeni area in Mathare where they maimed innocent civilians who were walking home and robbed them at gunpoint.

Read: Leader of “Katombi” Gang Terrorizing City Residents Felled in Mathare

Following a tipoff from the public, sleuths based at Pangani Police station visited the scene where they found two members of the gun had cornered a woman and upon being ordered to surrender they opened fire.

“What followed was a fierce exchange of fire, as the detectives responded to the thugs’ provocation with precision. When the guns went silent, Kababa who had concealed his identity using a balaclava lay motionless on the ground, as his accomplice the only surviving member of the gang staged a narrow escape deep into the settlement’s dark alleys,” the DCI said.

Detectives recovered one Webley revolver with four rounds of ammunition from the scene.

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