Sunday, 19 June 2016

Four suspected thugs killed after robbing family in Murang’a


Matilda Nzioki Yesterday 28217
Four thugs shot dead after attacking teacher’s family, eating their dinner
– Four suspected thugs were gunned down while another one escaped, after police accosted them at a house they had reportedly robbed in Kabati Market, Murang’a on Friday night June 17, 2016.
The armed robbers are said to have waylaid immediate former Murang’a South Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary Amos Murigi as he was getting home at 10pm, and forced their way into his house.
Murigi’s wife Lydia Wanjiru called a Nyumba Kumi official when she noticed commotion at the gate, and the official alerted police, reported Daily Nation.
The five allegedly roughed up the family members and put them in sacks, before robbing them.
They stole of KSh 27,000, cellphones and other valuables before helping themselves to the family’s dinner as the frightened family members watched.
“The gang, armed with pistols and machetes, tied up the family members and put items they stole from the house in a bag. They even ate ugali and fruits in the house and some were charging their mobile phones after stealing,” Kandara OCPD Gregory Mutiso said.
The thugs are said to have rushed out of the house brandishing weapons when police arrived after receiving the robbery report.
Four of them were shot dead as one escaped.
“One of the suspects managed to flee when our officers from the nearby Kabati Police Station arrived,” Murang’a county police commander Naomi Ichami toldThe Standard.
Police recovered one pistol, a toy gun and other crude weapons.
They said investigations have been launched.

Image: Daily Nation/File

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