GSU officer leads police to hideout of deadly gang terrorizing Nairobians
Police on Wednesday morning shot dead a suspect and recovered two AK-47 rifles that were used in a Saturday night shooting that left two women dead and a man seriously injured in Katani, Machakos County.
A General Service Unit (GSU) officer who organised the attack and had earlier been arrested led the detectives to the hideout where the other suspects were.
The GSU officer and the slain suspect have also been linked to a series of robberies in Nairobi and its environs, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti.
One of the latest attacks was the October 11, robbery when a telecommunication's employee was carjacked from her Mihang’o Mwangaza Court before being robbed of Sh28, 800 and raped just few metres from the Kayole Police Station.
The GSU officer was arrested at the Komarock Modern Hospital in Utawala where he had gone to seek treatment with a bullet lodged on his thigh.
Detectives from the Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) who conducted the dawn raid said the suspect and his accomplices, armed with AK-47 rifles, went to the residence of Mr Henry Mwangi two hours before they arrived home.
As Mwangi was driving into his compound, they attacked him and immediately shot his mother-in-law, Anne Gatiti, 60, on the head as she was opening the gate. She died on the spot.
They then shot his wife, Ms Purity Wanjiru , 35, three times also killing her on the spot.
After killing the two, they shot Mwangi on both the left hand and left leg.
After firing a total of eight rounds, the daring attackers snatched Wanjiku’s bag containing an unknown amount of cash then escaped towards the Quarry area.
The family said they had about 30 minutes earlier left Mlolongo where they operate a spirits and wines distribution shop.
Alarm has been raised over the involvement of police officers in violent crimes and other corrupt and criminal activities in the last few months.
On Monday, Constable Isaiah Monda Ontita of Ngong Police Station was arrested for defiling a primary school pupil.
The victim had gone to the station on October 26, to report a case but the officer did not book her report, instead he bought her a soda and told her to wait.
He then took her to his residence in Ngong town where he allegedly defiled her.