Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers in Kisii County have gunned down three suspected members of a gang behind a string of terror activities in the region.
In a statement on Thursday, September 14, the DCI noted that the three were fatally shot after engaging police officers in running battles.
In the statement, DCI stated that security agencies had been notified of a fierce gang carrying robbery attacks targeting civilians.
Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau embarked on a forensic mission to establish the operations of the said gang.
DCI in 60Km Car Chase
Having observed their strategies in previous robberies, the officers managed to track them while on the move in what is believed to have been a robbery mission.
As per the DCI, the suspects were armed with an AK 47 rifle, a Rambo sword, and a machete and onboard a motorcycle believed to have been used as their means of transport.
The pursuit led them to the Coner Mbaya Area of Kisii County from Migori county, covering a distance of over 60 kilometers.
DCI noted that the suspects declined an order to surrender hence prompting the police to open fire and consequently killing the three suspects.
“Armed with the loaded AK 47, a Rambo sword and a machete, the gang had boarded a TVS motorcycle believed to be their transport means to targeted spots and to get away, oblivious of the ultimate justice that heeled close by,” DCI states.
The AK47, a magazine loaded with 21 bullets, a Rambo dagger, a machete and a motorcycle were recovered from the operation, according to the DCI.
Moreover, the bodies were taken to the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital facilities where the process to identify them was underway.
However, one of the three was identified and is said to hail from Migori County.
In the statement, DCI warned that no efforts will be spared in dealing with armed gunmen who are out to terrorize peace-loving Kenyans.