Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Monday evening gunned down a suspected criminal, who they say was part of an organized criminal gang that has been terrorizing residents of Nairobi’s East lands suburbs.
The suspect known as Abbas, who was a pillion passenger on a motorcycle with no registration plate, attracted the attention of detectives who were on patrol along Kangundo road.
When the detectives chased and flagged down the motorcycle, the pillion passenger drew a firearm and started shooting at the officers indiscriminately, instead of pulling over.
DCI officers responded swiftly killing the suspect on the spot while the rider escaped leaving the motorcycle behind. A manhunt for the rider has been launched.
One Glock pistol suspected to have been stolen from a Police Officer, three live rounds of 9mm caliber, and 11 other live ammunition of different caliber were recovered, indicating that the suspect might have been in possession of another firearm.
According to the DCI, Abbas was a dangerous criminal connected to a spate of murders within Buru Buru, Kayole and Dandora, including the shooting of a woman in Kariobangi a few months ago.