POLICE FOIL ARMED ROBBERY AS THEY RESCUE UNIVERSITY STUDENT FROM ATTACK.

The victim only identified as Oti, a comrade at Thika Technical Institute was headed to his rented room when he was accosted by the thugs at Gatitu corner.

POLICE FOIL ARMED ROBBERY AS THEY RESCUE UNIVERSITY STUDENT FROM  ATTACK.

POLICE FOIL ARMED ROBBERY AS THEY RESCUE UNIVERSITY STUDENT FROM  ATTACK

A robbery with violence suspect was last night fatally wounded in Thika, Kiambu County, as police officers on patrol responded to a distress call from a member of the public who was under attack. 

The victim only identified as Oti, a comrade at Thika Technical Institute was headed to his rented room when he was accosted by the thugs at Gatitu corner. Following the sudden attack, Onyi let out high pitched screams of distress, Wuuuui! Wuuuui! Wezi! Nisaidieni! prompting quick response from the officers of the law who spotted a young man subdued on the ground by three machete wielding thugs. The trio were busy ransacking his pockets for his mobile phone and other valuables. 

Immediately, the officers intervened by ordering the three to stop but their warnings fell on deaf ears, as one of the thugs reached for his privates and attempted to draw a firearm. But before his hand could leave the ‘armoury’, a single shot was fired to immobilise him, sending him sprawling on the ground.  

Following the unexpected turn of events, the rest of the thugs jumped on their getaway motorbike parked nearby and as fate would have it, after two spirited kicks the bike’s engine failed to roar prompting the duo to scamper into darkness leaving their ill fated bike behind. 

At the scene, Onyi’s phone was recovered from the suspect’s pockets, a sharp machete and a home made firearm carefully tucked in the thug’s genitals. 

The shaken victim was assisted on his feet by the officers who escorted him home following the traumatising incident, as the body of the thug who suffered a fatal injury was escorted to General Kago hospital mortuary pending identification and autopsy.

Meanwhile, the blue motorbike registration number KMDS 602K used by the miscreants, was impounded and is currently at Thika police station as investigations aimed at arresting the rest of the suspects ensues. 

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations continues to urge members of the public to volunteer information on criminals and criminal gangs through our toll free line 0800 722 203.