Kasarani ‘Fielder’ thieves shot dead in fierce exchange of gunfire

By K24Tv Team On Fri, 5 Jul, 2019 10:45 | < 1 min read
The stolen Toyota Fielder of registration plate number KBX 441N was recovered in Kasarani on Friday, July 5. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
The stolen Toyota Fielder of registration plate number KBX 441N was recovered in Kasarani on Friday, July 5. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
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    Three suspected thugs were on Friday morning shot dead in a fierce exchange of gunfire with police officers in Kasarani.

    The three allegedly stole a Toyota Fielder of registration plate number KBX 441N at Dandora area on Thursday.

    Police say the suspects used a black sellotape and modified the number 1 on the registration plate to a 4 – so, the plate number -- after the makeshift modification -- read KBX 444N.

By Franklin Wallah.

Three suspected thugs were on Friday morning shot dead in a fierce exchange of gunfire with police officers in Kasarani.

The three allegedly stole a Toyota Fielder of registration plate number KBX 441N at Dandora area on Thursday.

Police say the suspects used a black sellotape and modified the number 1 on the registration plate to a 4 – so, the plate number — after the makeshift modification — read KBX 444N.

The suspects were heading to Marurui in Kasarani Constituency, when police flagged them down, but they disobeyed the law enforcement officers; instead, drawing a gun and shooting at the cops.

One of the police officers was shot in the knee.

A fierce exchange of gunfire ensued thereafter, leading to the fatal shooting of the suspected criminals.

An AK47 rifle and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the deceased.

The suspects’ bodies were moved to City mortuary.

Kasarani DCIO, Meme Mwenda, confirmed the incident, saying investigations into the incident have begun.