NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 26 – Two suspected thugs were on Friday night shot dead in Umoja where they were robbing members of the public.
Police recovered a firearm and a machete that the gang was using to terrorise the residents of the area.
Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome says two of their accomplices managed to escape during the 10.30pm incident, but have been positively identified by the public.
“We will soon arrest them…they are known criminals,” he told Capital FM News.
In another incident within Kasarani area, police recovered a Ceska pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition that were left by two suspected thugs, after they discovered they were being trailed.
Koome has urged the residents of Nairobi to share information that may help police curb cases of crime within the city.
“The public should alert our officers every time they have a security issue. We are here to serve them,” he said.
Detectives within city, as well as other parts of the country have been put on a high alert in order to avert any crime or terror incidents during the Easter holiday.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet urged Kenyans to remain vigilant over the Easter holiday saying the threat of terror remains real.
He says Kenyans should share any suspicious activity or person using the toll free lines 999 or 112.
He specifically urged members of public to report any luggage left unattended in public and open spaces.
“This is a constant reminder that the threat we face as a country is global in nature and not restricted to our region,” Boinnet cautioned.
The police boss has also urged hotel owners to keep proper records of their guests.
“In particular, we urge the members of public to remain vigilant and exercise extra alertness around religious establishments, social joints or any public place patronized in big numbers,” he said.
Police manning critical national infrastructure have been directed to be on high alert to avert any threat to security that may emerge.