Police on Thursday morning shot dead three individuals in two separate incidents within Nairobi.
In the first incident, two armed gangsters who have been fond of terrorizing members of the public were shot dead in Kawangware.
A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said that one member of the gang managed to escape from the scene using a motorbike.
“The officers who were on foot patrol within stage 56, responded in the nick of time after the thugs had just attacked a man at gunpoint,” the statement by the DCI read in part.
Detectives revealed that the officers had challenged the trio to surrender but the suspects instead shot at them. The move by the thugs led to a deadly shootout that led to the death of the two.
The officers managed to recover one round of 9mm calibre and has been handed to the DCI ballistic experts for examination to ascertain whether they have been used in other attacks.
The bodies of the duo were further moved to City mortuary pending identification.
In the other incident, police in Kamkunji shot dead an artisan in unclear circumstances.
Witnesses told K24 Digital that the artisan whose identity is yet to be identified was killed following the shootout.
“We head loud gunshots only to learn that the artisan had been shot in the process,” James Kimani said.
The body was on Thursday at 10am taken to the City Mortuary.