NAIROBI, Kenya, May 30 – Three suspected thugs were on Thursday night killed by police near the Muthaiga Police Station as security within the city gets enhanced.
Nairobi Deputy Commandant Moses Ombati told Capital FM News officers recovered two pistols and four rounds of ammunitions from the fallen thugs.
The shooting ensued after police waved down the car the gang was using, but instead they opened fire at the police who responded killing the three.
Security has been beefed up in the city following numerous terror attacks including the Usalama Watch operation which is meant to weed out all illegal aliens in the country.
Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo has also directed all County Commanders to ensure the country remains safe during Madaraka Day celebrations.
The city also has a heavy police presence as it is hosting two huge events; the welcoming party of Coalition for Reforms and Democracy leader Raila Odinga on Saturday and the Madaraka Day celebrations on Sunday.
Odinga has urged his supporters not to go to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to receive him on Saturday as he arrives back into the country from the United States.
In a statement, Odinga explained to his followers that the country was facing security challenges and it would be important for them to keep off the airport to avoid interfering with operations.
“This will ensure supporters do not add to the inconveniences travellers are currently experiencing at the airport,” his communications officer Dennis Onyango explained in an email sent to newsrooms.
Odinga further urged his supporters to observe the rule of law and maintain peace during the CORD rally scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon at Uhuru Park.
The former premier also appealed to the police to ensure professionalism and to refrain from mishandling the rally.