Thugs gunned down. [Photo: Courtesy]

An Administration Police Constable is among the two robbers gunned down in Ruaka, Kiambu County last night as they committed the crime. Two others escaped.

The cop identified as Daniel E. Etiang (Service number 236975) was killed alongside his accomplice, a taxi driver known as Galgalo Hussein Wako.

They were in process of robbing two Nigerians living at Ruaka Court Yard Complex. Witnesses alerted police at Karuri Police Station who responded swiftly but the thugs declined to surrender, leading to a shootout.

Ruaka Town in Kiambu County. [Photo: Courtesy]
A Jericho pistol, ten rounds of 9mm ammunition and a motor vehicle registration Number KCU 926L were recovered from them.

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Ruaka which has witnessed growing number of middle-class residents has lately become a crime haven.

The operation shocked residents who did not expect a law enforcer to be part of insecurity there.

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