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Two suspected robbers gunned down on Wood Avenue in bloody end to crime spree

Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome says a pistol and a mobile phone that had been stolen from a victim was recovered during the midnight incident/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 — Two thugs were on Sunday night gunned down by police in Kilimani area while on a crime spree along Wood Avenue.

According to police, the two gangsters were in a group of three and were indiscriminately robbing people in the affluent neighborhood.

Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome says a pistol and a mobile phone that had been stolen from a victim was recovered during the midnight incident.

“Police officers patrolling the area had responded to screams from members of the public,” he told Capital News.

He says a manhunt operation has been launched against the accomplice, who managed to escape.

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