Three Thugs Gunned Down After Attempt to Mug Cop In Kahawa West

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

Three suspected thugs were on Wednesday morning shot dead after a robbery gone wrong in Kahawa West, Nairobi.

Police reports indicate that the miscreants were gunned down after an attempt to mug a cop at around 5am.

The officer was among a team of officers who had posed as pedestrians at Kamae area after numerous complaints from locals over a rise in mugging cases.

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Unaware of the trap, police said, the three man-gang attacked the officers, who were in plain clothes, prompting a fatal rebuff.

Nairobi police boss James Mugera confirmed the incident saying a pistol and three bullets were recovered from the scene.

Also recovered were three mobile phones police believe were stolen from other pedestrians.

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The bodies of the three were moved to City Mortuary pending identification.

“The suspects did not have identification documents and efforts to identify them are ongoing,” said Mugera.

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Written by Wycliffe Nyamasege


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