According to a statement issued by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday, January 25th, four armed thugs were shot and killed by detectives in different instances in Nairobi’s environs. Thugs at Kamukunji, Eastlands, and Zimmerman nearly simultaneously attacked the investigators in a furious gun battle, but they were no match for the skilled experts.
The first incident occurred when detectives were confronted by a gang of four near the Kamukunji grounds; the ensuing gunfight resulted in the deaths of two criminals and sent the others fleeing into the Nairobi River. Two civilians had reported that the gang had ambushed them at approximately 5:00 a.m., prompting the police to act. One improvised firearm, as well as mobile phones, wallets, and other makeshift weapons, were found at the scene.
An armed thug was detained by police near Thika Road in the Zimmerman neighborhood as he sought to escape with his stolen goods. A loaded revolver and a flat-screen television were recovered, but only after a furious gun battle. Two criminals in Eastlands got into a firefight after refusing investigators’ demands that they surrender, leaving one dead and the other to hide in the bushes nearby with gunshot wounds. From this event, the police found a raincoat, handcuff keys, mobile phones, master keys, and a knife.
The DCI said that they are trying to track down the fleeing criminals, and they have asked doctors in Eastlands to keep an eye out for three young men: two with gunshot wounds and severe diarrhea from drinking contaminated water from the Nairobi River, and one with less visible injuries. The massive operation was a continuation of the continuing assault on criminals harassing local residents.