Police on Sunday gunned down three gang members in Kokotoni, Kilifi.
The trio had earlier on in the day robbed a trader of Sh70,000 before fleeing on a motorcycle. They were headed towards Mazeras when the police shot them.
According to police sources, the gang leader only identified as Kinyua had been on the police radar for a longtime.
Police recovered several rounds on ammunition, two AK47 rifles, motorcycle and cash.
In a tweet, DCI noted that the suspects were positively identified by those they robbed.
One suspect who was riding the motorcycle is in custody.
3 members of a notorious gang were fatally injured today after a shoot out with officers at Kokotoni area in Kilifi County.Two AK47rifles,Several ammunitions, Motorcycle, Cash & other items recovered. One suspect in custody.The deceased positively identified by those they robbed. pic.twitter.com/Ph36LygHMB
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) April 21, 2019
The gang has been terrorizing Rabai, Kokotoni, Ribe, Mwawesa, Ruruma and Kisurutuni residents and are suspected to have recently killed an officer during a botched M-Pesa shop robbery.