The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths gunned down two robbery with violence suspects who have been terrorizing Meru County residents.
DCI took to Twitter on Monday, 12th October 2020 to inform the public of the incident that led to the shooting of the two notorious suspects.
“Two Robbery with Violence suspects who have been captured on CCTV footages numerous times in active violent robberies within Meru County were last night gunned down in a shootout with DCI Detectives, where a Patchett submachine gun they’ve been using was also recovered.” DCI wrote.
The manhunt for the criminals was launched by a select team of DCI Special Service Unit (SSU), Criminal Research & Intelligence Bureau (CR&IB) and Meru-based detectives following a public outcry mainly from Mpesa operators with the team maintaining a sharp lookout for the suspects who have been using motorbikes with concealed registration numbers.
“A confrontation ensued after the team spotted a suspicious motorcycle with concealed number plates at Makutano area in Meru, where on challenging the rider to stop the two pillion passengers alighted and opened fire with the SMG, disobeying orders to surrender.”
DCI further stated, “The detectives fired back in retaliation, where the two suspected ex-Kamiti Maximum Prison convicts were fatally injured with the rider escaping but is being pursued.”
The DCI reiterates that pursuit for guns and ammunitions being possessed by wrong hands without excuse of official and procedural licensing will not cease. This is in line with their “No Guns for Gangs” operation.