BY CORRESPONDENT,MURANGA, 28TH OCT 2017-Three gangsters were on Saturday gunned down by police in a rental house in Kenol, Murang’a county after a five-hour shootout.Three have also been found with firearms belonging to the Kenya Police Service. The firearms include an AK 47 and two pistols.The gang is believed to be behind the murder of two police officer attached to kayole police station in Nairobi on Saturday Morning.
Their killlings happened after police battled the gunmen for close to 5 hours with gunshots being heard metres away from the building in which the suspected criminals are holed up.
Officers trailed the gang to the rental building on Saturday morning after a robbery in the capital Nairobi.
When the gang realised the officers had entered the building at around 9am, they begun shooting ,with Some tenants scampering for safety as police evacuated others as they prepared to take on the shooters.
The gun fight attracted a huge crowd, including Murang’a leaders.
Muranga County criminal investigations chief Julius Rutere said officers from Flying Squad and Recce Squad had reinforced the team on the ground.
A family which had been held hostage by the gangsters were unharmed during the incident.