2 suspected robbers shot dead on Luthuli Avenue in Nairobi

By Brian Okoth On Sat, 23 Nov, 2019 12:49 | < 1 min read
Two suspected robbers were on Saturday morning (November 23) shot dead on Luthuli Avenue after an alleged fierce exchange of gunfire. [PHOTO | FILE]
Two suspected robbers were on Saturday morning (November 23) shot dead on Luthuli Avenue after an alleged fierce exchange of gunfire. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    Two suspected robbers were on Saturday morning (November 23) shot dead on Luthuli Avenue after an alleged fierce exchange of gunfire.

Two suspected robbers were on Saturday morning (November 23) shot dead on Luthuli Avenue after an alleged fierce exchange of gunfire.

The two, police say, were part of a four-member gang that were engaging in robberies in Nairobi’s central business district.

Two of the suspected robbers managed to escape.

Police say, while acting on a tip-off, they confronted the four at the junction of Ukwala Road and Mwatate Lane at 2am and asked them to surrender, but the said-robbers declined to do so, instead opening fire on the cops, who responded by shooting back, and in the process fatally injuring two of the suspects.

Police say they recovered a Ceska pistol, 12 rounds of 9mm bearing, an administration police certificate bearing the name of one Johnstone Likhakasi and two masks.

The felled suspected robbers were taken to City Mortuary.

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