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2 terror suspects gunned down in Eastleigh

Nairobi County police commander Benson Kibui said officers were conducting an operation to track down a third suspect who managed to escape/FILE

Nairobi County police commander Benson Kibui said officers were conducting an operation to track down a third suspect who managed to escape/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 – Police on Wednesday morning gunned down two suspected terrorists in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate and recovered a grenade and pistol.

Nairobi County police commander Benson Kibui said officers were conducting an operation to track down a third suspect who managed to escape.

“We are going to ensure that we arrest him. The sad thing is that the suspects are young men aged 20 and 21 years,” he said.

Kibui expressed his gratitude to the public for their continued support to the police by offering information.

“I am once again grateful to members of the public for giving us the information, together we will make our country safe,” he exuded.

This comes a few days after two gangsters were killed in the Lavington suburb and two guns with 22 rounds of ammunition recovered.

The police boss has also continued his calls for criminal gangs to surrender their weapons to the police.

“The amnesty is there, please surrender before we come for you,” he appealed.

He said police were also monitoring police officers who have been either fired because of misconduct or retired from the service.

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“Those who engage in crime, we shall definitely arrest them,” he affirmed, following allegations that some former officers were joining or assisting criminal gangs.

Kibui said police will not shy away from using their firearms, when dealing with armed robbers.

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