Last night, police in Thika town shot and killed an armed thug and recovered mobile phones they believe were taken from innocent people as part of an intensified crackdown on criminals and criminal gangs.
According to a statement issued by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Wednesday, the thug, who was part of a three-man group that attacked civilians on Cascade Premier prison road, was shot near the jugular as he tried to defend himself from the brave officers who responded to the incident. One of the policemen fired a shot in self-defense, sending the thug falling on the ground a few meters away.
“The deafening response sent the remaining machete wielding duo who were also armed with a homemade firearm fleeing, prompting a chase that lasted a few minutes as the determined officers gave chase closely behind.” DCI stated
One of the robbers was finally cornered and arrested while his accomplice disappeared in a storm water culvert, briefly disrupting an incoherent chorus of croaking toads whose abode had just been rudely invaded.
The thug outwitted our officers who gave him another chance to mend his ways and preach the good gospel, lest the fate that befell his departed partner in crime befalls him.
“Following the incident, the officers recovered two machetes, a homemade firearm and mobile phones suspected to have been snatched from innocent victims.” the DCI statement further read
A numberless motorbike used by the thugs was also impounded by the officers who towed it to Thika police station as exhibit.
As detectives work round the clock to rid the city of criminals and criminal gangs, members of the public are urged to continue partnering with police for their safety and security.